What do we mean when we constantly refer to G-d as "King" on Rosh Hashana? And why is Rosh Hashana the day on which we do? Take Ten to find out.
September 19, 2017
As we arise early to pray the selichot, we observe that the central, consistently repeated, lement of these prayers is the Thirteen Attributes of G-d. This Ten explains the meaning of the attributes a...
September 17, 2017
As we begin the early morning tefilot of Selichot, this Ten describes their form and function.
September 15, 2017
What will the "Next World" be like? This Ten discusses the great debate between medieval authorities about the nature of that future existence and the great question of: Will we live forever?
September 14, 2017
The Rambam artfully categorizes an old, disparate list of Teshuva obstacles into five different aveirah-types. Take Ten to find out how and why these things make repentance to difficult.
September 13, 2017
There is list that exists that is made up of behaviors that "withold a person from repentance." While one wold expect it to consist of egregious sins, some of the items on the list seem rather innocuo...
September 12, 2017
In this, our 200th episode(!), we discuss how we got from the 9 Shofar sounds that the Torah requires to the 100 that is universally practiced today.
September 11, 2017
Continuing with the belief in the resurrection of the dead, this class explores why this idea might be so neccesary for Jewish belief. In addition, it discusses why - if indeed it is so important - it...
September 8, 2017
What is the significance of the sound of the Shofar that makes it such a crucial part of the Rosh Hashana holiday and services? Take Ten to learn Ten answers to this timely question.
September 6, 2017
The Torah doesn't say much about the obligation to blow the Shofar other than to make a "Teruah" sound. What is that sound? This Ten explores the different possibilities and answers the question of ho...
September 5, 2017