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Analyzing the High Holiday Prayers

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A very special d'var Torah from our executive learning alumni, Paul Hamburger, sharing beautiful ideas about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayers. 
Presentation on Unetaneh Tokef to Chabad Shul of Potomac. September 21, 2020, 3 Tishrei 5781I would like to share some thoughts on the Unetaneh Tokef prayer, the highlight of our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.Who among us is not moved when reading the sacred words and hearing the stirring melodies? On Rosh Hashanah it is written and on Yom Kippur it is sealed. The great shofar is sounded and a “still small voice” is heard. On these days it is decreed who will live and who will die. After all is said and done, our origin is dust and our end is dust. At the same time, repentance, prayer, and charity can avert the severity of the decree. The prayer reminds us of how fragile our existence is. Its message is reminiscent of a story I read about Dr. Michael DeBakey, one of the world’s first heart transplant surgeons. According to the s…

Online Elul Class Recordings

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At Mayanot, we believe strongly in the power of sharing Torah, spreading it and learning together. Therefore in addition to our Soundcloud and Spotify channels with thousands of hours of Torah online, we are happy to share our recent Zoom recordings with you to enjoy during these #Coronatimes. Feel free to watch the recordings of the Online Elul Program, by clicking on the links below. ONLINE ELUL PROGRAM:
Women's ProgramRabbi Levitt: Hands on Teshuva1. Link2. Link3. Link4. Link
Rabbi Kaufmann: Chassidic Insights 1. LinkThe Spring vs Fall2. LinkElul & Tishrei 3. Link  Chai Elul 4. Link Slichos5. Link Erev Rosh Hashana 6. Link  Rosh Hashana7. Link  Teshuva8. Link Yom Kippur 9. Link Succot 
Parsha Class 1. Link  Ki Tesei with Rivka Marka Gestetner2. Link Ki Tavo with Esther Shemtov3. Link Nitavim/ Vayelech with Rivka Marga Gestetner 4. Link Rosh Hashana with Rivka Marga Gestetner 5. Link Ha'azinu with Rivka Marga Gestetner 
Mushky Shemtov: A Taste of the Holidays1. Link2. Link3.…