Yom Kippur Gems: Prayer Insights 5776

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Vignettes include:

  • A moving tale with R' Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev sets the tone for how to pray on Yom Kippur
  • A famous psychologist's rare condition provides insight on the power to forget
  • The Yom Kippur lesson from all that updating we do with our phone Apps
  • An amusing anecdote about the rabbi who caught his entire congregation in a lie
  • "G-d answered Abraham at Mount Moriah"--yet no prayer is recorded. What was Abraham's prayer?
  • The unlikely history of America's national anthem and its Jewish lessons
  • A lesson from the great art heist in 1911 in which the Mona Lisa was stolen
  • A beautiful Midrash about the different perspectives of a tzadik and a rasha
  • The Rebbe's response on how anyone can "resurrect the dead"
  • The unknown tale about the man who saved the world from nuclear disaster
  • A 1958 play that re-imagined the story of Job
  • The youthful zealot of Mea Shearim who wanted to blame all Israel's troubles on the "chilonim"
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