Every year, our sages taught, with the cry of the shofar, the entire universe is reborn.
And so, at that time, with our resolutions and our prayers, we hold an awesome power: To determine what sort of child this newborn year shall be—how it will take its first breaths, how it will struggle to its feet and how it will carry us through life for the twelve months to come.
In truth, it is not only once a year: At every new moon, in a smaller way, all life is renewed again.
And so too, every morning, we are all reborn from a nighttime taste of death.
And at every...
Elul 27, 5774
Passing of Belzer Rebbe
Elul 27 is the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shalom Rokeach (1779-1855), founder of the...
Laws and Customs
Alot Hashachar (dawn)
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin
Netz Hachamah (sunrise)
Tzeit Hakochovim (nightfall)