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“Holy” signifies being committed to the greater good — acting on behalf of others rather than self. Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson for a short discussion of what it means to be holy. Learn how you can create holiness in your own life.
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A soul burning with fiery passion is an incredible asset, but lack of self-control coupled with the pursuit of selfish desires lead to disaster.
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Once a year on Yom Kippur, the high priest entered the Holy of Holies. In the same vein, each person should enter his own holy of holies.
Please join Rabbi Jacobson in this creative pre-Yom Kippur workshop and discover how the holiest day in the year carries the secret to appreciating the greatness that you are truly capable of.
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Seven days before Yom Kippur, the Kohen Gadol (“High Priest”) is removed from his home to his chamber in the Holy Temple. Learn about the significance of home in relation to Yom Kippur.
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The fire of our souls, like any fire, can be the source of sustenance (healthy fire), or… an inferno (“strange fire”). The challenge is great. The choice is ours.
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The spiritual dimensions of the ketoret, or the incense offering, are discussed in conjunction with the concept of teshuvah.
In Parshat Korach the difference between Moses & Korach is Moses desired to be a Kohen Gadol; Korach & his crew acted to appropriate the rank for themselves
While many of the Torah’s laws are time- & place-specific, their significance is always eternal & universal, such as kindling the menorah in the Holy Temple
Aaron is the prototype for man’s responsibility for the spiritual elevation of his fellows, which reflects his role as kindler of the menorah in the Temple