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The importance of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah

A video by Rav Cherki on the subject of blowing the shofar. The main mitzva of Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – is to hear the sound of the shofar. The main point is that the mitzva is to listen, as opposed to other religions, where the important element is an image. Hearing maintains the purity of the ... Read More »

Rav Cherki – video message for Elul 5774

Rav Oury Cherki in a video message for the month of Elul 5774: Elul, before the start of a new year, is a time for repentance, which is a bit scary, even depressing. It requires man to do a self reckoning. However, together with the fear, the trembling, and the fright that goes with it, there is also great joy ... Read More »

A New Order

The story of the scouts is repeated in the Torah portion, revealing a unique trait of Moses. The people decided that they would not be able to conquer the land because of the existence of the giants, and they said: “Because of G-d’s hatred for us, He took us out of Egypt to deliver us to the hands of the ... Read More »

The Daily Olah Sacrifice

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The list in this week’s Torah portion of sacrifices during the different times in the year is precise to the very last detail. We might well wonder why this is so. Two sheep are sacrificed every day in the Temple, one in the early morning and one in the evening. This teaches us about the eternal link between the Children ... Read More »