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The Power Of Repentance

Elul, the last month in the Jewish calendar, is to be spent preparing for the upcoming High Holidays. Because G-d judges and “sentences” the entire world on Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, it is only fitting that we try to correct our flaws and repent before that time. That way, when we come before G-d […]

Vort For The Wednesday, The 24th Of Tishrei- After The Yomim Tovim

We sincerely hope that you had a inspiring Yomim Tovim. From crying on Yom Kippur to dancing with the Torah on Simchas Torah. May all the inspiration we gained in these past few weeks, stay with us during the year ahead. Ah Gutten Vinter To All Our Readers.. This Is A Simchs Torah Vort: The […]

Central Council of Jews Leader Allegedly Attacked

Central Council of Jews Leader Allegedly Attacked

Stephan Kramer, secretary general of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, was allegedly verbally attacked and threatened as he walked down the street with his family on Yom Kippur. CBS News reports that the incident took place a short time after Kramer and his family had visited a synagogue in Berlin. According to The […]

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach on Yom Kippur

By Ronn Torossian While Jews worldwide sat in synagogue services, the President of Iran who seeks to destroy the Jewish state was preaching at the UN against Israel.  I was blessed to spend part of Yom Kippur in the Carlebach Shul this year and as such wanted to post a beautiful video of the amazing […]

Vort For The 11th Of Tishrei- Succos Halacha Part One- For Learning Purposes Only

The Daily Vort hopes all our readers had a meaningful Yom Kippur, we should be zoche and strive to keep all the promises we said. This year should be a year of growth in Torah learning and fear of Hashem.  Even if during the year there may be times we sin, the repentance we did on Yom Kippur will […]

Ahmadinejad Condemned as Netanyahu UN Speech Approaches

Ahmadinejad Condemned as Netanyahu UN Speech Approaches

Yesterday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked outrage by denouncing Israel and its government before the UN General assembly on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. The New York Daily News called Ahmadinejad’s speech his “eighth and most unspeakable appearance” before the UN. It condemned Ahmadinejad for flouting international law, calling for the […]

Jews and New Yorkers Respond to News of Scheduled Ahmadinejad UN Speech

Jews and New Yorkers Respond to News of Scheduled Ahmadinejad UN Speech

Los Angeles Rabbi Marvin Hier is calling for President Obama to boycott the speech Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to give at the United Nations today. According to Margaret Carraro of CBS Los Angeles, Hier, who is dean and founder of the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance, said, “It’s unbelievable […]

Quick and Fast - GOLD NOTES #8

Quick and Fast – GOLD NOTES #8

For someone who has been celebrating…or should I say observing…Yom Kippur for so long, I’m not sure that I’ve ever gotten good at it. Here are some further thoughts on this contemplative day.

Vort For Eruv Yom Kippur- The 9th Of Tishrei- Understanding U’Nesaneh Tokef

Who Wrote U’Nesaneh Tokef? Where did it come from? How old is it? The prayer entitled “U’Nesaneh Tokef” is attributed to a Rabbi Amnon of Mainz, Germany, who lived about one thousand years ago. The story behind this prayer-poem, is sad and poignant, and may shed light on the prayer itself. The Bishop of Mainz […]

Random Israel Publicity Musings

Random Israel Publicity Musings

By Ronn Torossian n  Great op-ed in Yediot today –,7340,L-4285370,00.html entitled “Israel should be Proud” by a British Muslim and former Islamist who is now a Zionist Israel supporter.  In the oped, the “Islamist-turned-Zionist says Europe obsessed with Israel, ignores global atrocities.” n  In Commentary Magazine today, as they say: “You know Israel is […]