Rosh Hashanah Gems: Prayer Insights 5775

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These Rosh Hashanah Gems are filled with new, inspiring material that explain and elucidate many of the prayers we say on this holiday. These mini-sermons are rich with Jewish wisdom, wit and joy, and will help bring greater meaning to both committed Jews and casual congregants.

Vignettes include: the determined fundraiser and the mystery donor; Mr. Fink’s humorous double use of language; the most human passage in the Bible; an enigmatic Midrash about the ram offered instead of Isaac and the stirring message it teaches; the lawyer who posed a seemingly insurmountable challenge to the jury, and the jury’s brilliant reaction; why our optimistic mood is so important in Jewish Law; Michelangelo’s unique painter’s cap and what it tells us about avodas ha-tefillah; the Talmud’s tale about angels who blocked up the windows of heaven so a king’s prayers would not reach G-d and what it teaches about repentance; a rabbi’s challenge to his non-Jewish visitors; the Talmud’s discrepancy concerning the cause for the destruction of the Temple, and Tosefot’s insightful reconciliation; a fascinating debate between the great Rabbi Akiva and a brutal Roman governor and the Rebbe’s moving explanation of it.

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