Importance of Yom Kippur Prayers

On Yom Kippur it is of utmost importance that we say Krias Shma properly, along with davening with proper kavannah. The Ginzei Yosef as brought in the Sefer Baal Shem Tov explains that all tefillos hapesulos, (unkosher prayers) are bound in the hands of the Malochim who reign over transmitting prayers from this world toContinue reading “Importance of Yom Kippur Prayers”

Rebuilding the Beis HaMikdash Now

In the Zohar HaKodosh, daf 230 the inyonim of Ketores, the Beis HaMikdash, and tefilloh are discussed. The Ketores as offered in the Beis HaMikdash had the power to sweeten all the Dinim (harsh judgements), and this was one reason it was offered. The Zohar further states that the Ketores was a great joy toContinue reading “Rebuilding the Beis HaMikdash Now”

Fast of 17 Tammuz 5780

On the matter of the fast today, Shiva Asar B’Tammuz, the 17th of Tammuz. The Kitzur Shulchon Oruch says that the key point of fasting is not the fast itself, rather that we should focus on tshuva and being better Yidden. Those who fast all day, but spend their time on narishkait are missing theContinue reading “Fast of 17 Tammuz 5780”