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Going to school on Yom Kippur?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? max: studying on yom kippur, is it allowed? how about going to lectures?...

For whom does one say Yizkor?

Yizkor is only recited by someone whose parent(s) passed way. It is said for a parent and other close relatives such as a spouse, sibling,...

Can one say Yizkor at home?

Yizkor can be an extremely powerful experience in which generations and souls remain connected. This transcendent and sacred power is best...

Yizkor

On Yom Kippur, as on Sukkot, Passover and Shavouth, Jews assemble for Yizkor services to shed a tear and say a prayer for departed family and...

What is Yizkor?

You remain connected to those you were close to, even after they pass on. Judaism sees a dynamic relationship between family members in this life and...

What is Kol Nidrei?

Kol Nidrei is a prayer which initiates the holiday of Yom Kippur starting with the words “Kol Nidrei”. Although its content is not out of the...

Why is Yizkor recited on certain festivals?

In Yizkor, the souls of the departed are remembered in prayer to G-d and in monetary pledges to charity. It is founded upon the principle that a Mitzvah...

When is Yizkor recited?

Yizkor is recited following the morning Torah reading of: Yom KippurShmini Atzeretthe last day of Pesachthe second day of Shavuot See "How...

Do we wear Tallit and Tefillin on the High Holidays?

As is the case with every Biblical holiday, the tallit is worn but not the tefillin. See On which days of the year don't we put the tefillin on? In...

What are the Torah Readings for the High Holidays?

Rosh Hashanah On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, we read from Genesis1 -- the story of Isaac's birth. The reading begins with the words,...