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Orhhot Tzadiqim (a.k.a. Sefer HaMiddot) by Unknown Mesillat Yesharim ("Path of the Just") by HaRav Moshe Hayim from Luzzato Generally, I find books of mussar (i.e. character development) to assist in teshuvah.


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Reb Meir Stern teaches Rambam Hilchos Teshuva like I have written elsewhere. I would recommend you listen to a shiur on the Rambam from YUTorah etc.


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I point to the Bracha in Shemoneh Esrei, "Retzei," which now focuses on the return of the sacrifices, but when the Beit HaMikdrash is rebuilt we will pray that the sacrifices are accepted and pleasing to God. You can also see from the Ma'amadot that representatives of the non-Levites were sent to the Beit HaMikdash to pray that the sacrifices be accepted, ...


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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 608:2) states (my translation including excerpt from Halakhah.com): צריך לסיים אכילתו ושתייתו מבעוד יום, כי מצוה מן התורה להוסיף מחול על הקודש, וכמו שדרשו חז''ל (יומא פא:) ועניתם את נפשותיכם בתשעה לחודש בערב, יכול משתחשך, תלמוד לומר בתשעה לחודש, הא כיצד מתחיל ומתענה מבעוד יום, מכאן שמוסיפים מחול על הקודש. ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן קלג - הלכות יום הכפורים says: סעיף ח' נְעִילַת הַסַּנְדָּל, יֵשׁ אוֹסְרִין אֲפִלּוּ בְּסַנְדָּל שֶל עֵץ שֶׁאֵינוֹ חָפוּי בְּעוֹר. אֲבָל שֶׁל גֶּמִי אוֹ קַשׁ אוֹ בֶגֶד, מֻתָּר. וְיֵשׁ לְהַחְמִיר בִּנְעִילַת הַסַּנְדָּל אֲפִלוּ בִּמְקוֹם רֶפֶשׁ וְטִיט וּגְשָׁמִים. וַאֲפִלּוּ הוֹלֵךְ בֵּין הַגּוֹיִם, אָסוּר. וְאִם הוּא ...


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At the Shabbos Shuvah Drasha 5775, my rav mentioned that while they might be "legally correct", they are not in the spirit of the day because they are "too casual". Canvas sneakers are better. He did not go into detail beyond this. He also said that if that is all you have, then that is what you would have to wear.


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Yom Kippur comes in the same time as Shabbos does. If by Shabbos you can go into the eighteen minutes so too by Yom Kippur so as long as you add a little from before shkiah (at least 4 minutes) you can go into the eighteen minutes. See Shulchan Aruch siman 608 seif 1 and Shulchan Aruch Harav there seif 1 -3 about Yom Kippur. Regarding Shabbos see Shulchan ...


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This does not mean that the festivals in the Torah will be abolished, but that the appreciation of the miracles and the redemption that occurs when the Mashiach comes and the temple is rebuilt will overshadow them. However, the Halachos of the Torah (including Yom Kippur) will continue. As an example chabad says The Midrash (Mishlei 9:2) teaches: "All ...


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Continue the fast. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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My Artscroll Machzor has this to say on the Seudah Hamafsekes: Immediately after the Minchah services, one should begin the seudah hamafsekes, the festive last meal before the fast. At this meal the challah is dipped into honey (as it is at the Rosh Hashanah meals). Strong wine and other intoxicating beverages should not be taken at the meal. ...


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According to a number of Shabbas Shuva drashas, one must ask mechilla for offending a person. If the offense also involves a "bain adam lemakom" sin, you would still have to ask mechila from the person offended. In this particular case, violating kibud av va'aim is the same as "offending" them. That is, one must first ask mechillah from ones parents in the ...


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Yes.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Summarizing from p. 349 of this book: The custom originated from Rav Meir of Rothenberg who stated that on the night of Yom Kippur we recite the 13 "middot" - Attrubutes of Mercy, multiple times during our tefillah (after the Amidah). There is a midrash (mentioned in Talmud Rosh Hashannah 17b) that G-d wrapped himself in a tallit, similar to a Chazzan when ...


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One answer may be that this sequence better emphasizes God's compassion - despite already being 'convicted', God still forgives. Another reason I heard from Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky is that this is meant to teach us that God the ideal is for us to be tzaddikim, to measure up to justice. This is meant to teach us that god thinks that we are really capable of ...


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Every qamatz at the last syllable with maqaf and another word must be qamats qatan, otherwise the baale hamassora would place a taam miqra in the word "kol".


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Kippers (herring / sardines), because it sounds like "Yom Kipper" :-) :-) Actually, I have heard of a custom to eat stuffed cabbage ("holoptchez", which, BTW, is a Dutch word, not Hungarian, contrary to some beliefs.) The reason is similar to the reason for eating kreplach - because we want our sins to be "covered up" or because we make reference to the ...


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Nitei Gavriel Yom Kippur 16:9 says the Minhag is to eat round Challas dipped in honey. 16:10:15 brings in the name of the Magen Avraham 608:7 to eat fish and fowl. (some eat the Kapara chicken at this meal). In the name of Rabbi Shalom Ber of Lubavitch Zatzal, not to eat salt. Also to eat Kreplach (meat dumplings). 16:14 Not to eat things that increase ...


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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 604:3) states: לכתחלה צריך לקבוע בערב יום הכפורים לפחות סעודה אחת על הפת, לקיים בזה מצות אכילה בערב יום הכפורים Ideally, one should have at least one bread-based meal on 'Erev Yom HaKippurim


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Kreplach in soup. They are dough stuffed with meat for those who don't know. Not sure why it is eaten though, but I've heard this practice from enough people to call it a custom.


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Some Ashkenazim have the custom to eat Kreplach.


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Nitei Gavriel Yom Kippur 10:4 says that it can be done consecutively.


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Try Mishnayos Yoma. These mishnayos discuss the Temple Service for the day of Yom Kippur, and are traditionally printed in Yom Kippur machzorim (prayer books) after Maariv prayers of the night of Yom Kippur. I would also recommend spending some time looking at the prayers for the next day -- they are long and unfamiliar, and reading them with an English ...


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To speak only of the case of Idolaters including the modern Idolaters, then are not meant to be forgiven as they have indulged in Shituff. His forgiveness can only materialize if he ceases Idolatry or other Shituff activities. The wrong done to you is a lessor wrong then the wrong he is doing by indulging in Idolatry. The best thing you can do is help him or ...


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I thought there was an exception for people who are ill. If not taking your meds on Yom Kippur will make you seriously sick or cause serious adverse affects, you should just take your meds. Somewhere that's recognized. There are many life-saving exceptions like that all over Judaism.


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I haven't been able to locate a definitive source as to why many Nusach Ashkenaz machzorim seem to use the Nusach Sefard version on Rosh Hashannah / Yom Kippur. Art Scroll and Birnbaum does this, also, BTW. (@Noach Mi FRANKFURT- and you're not using Birnbaum??? Ah Shandeh :-) :-) See the link @Gershon Gold referred to and view the answer, there, that refers ...



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