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Countdown to the Yamim Noraim: Yom Kippur

Rabbi David Silber / September 23, 2016


Every morning from September 23 until erev Yom Kippur, Drisha will be releasing a brief podcast in which Rabbi David Silber teaches about core themes of the tefillot of the Yamim Noraim.

We invite you to sign up for the daily podcast with the hope that it will help enhance your tefillot throughout the Yamim Noraim. 

Yom Kippur, part 1: Understanding Kol Nidrei: Today's podcast explores the power of the individual to engage in self-transformation.

Yom Kippur, part 2: Structure of Mussaf: Today's podcast explores the structure of the Yom Kippur mussaf.

Yom Kippur, part 3: Torah Reading of Yom Kippur: Today's podcast explores the Torah and Haftarah readings of Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur, part 4: Avodah: Today's podcast explores the structure and themes of the avodah  service, and its vivid description of the sacrificial ritual in the Bet Hamikdash.

Yom Kippur, part 5: Neilah: Today's podcast explores the tefilla of Neilah and its role as the culmination of the Yom Kippur service.

Yom Kippur, part 6: 13 Middot: Today's podcast analyzes the context and content of the 13 Middot and reflects on the placement of Yom Kippur in the cycle of the Jewish calendar.


Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


Part 6


Rabbi David Silber

David Silber is the founder and dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York and Israel. Rabbi Silber received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Covenant Award, for excellence in innovative Jewish education, and is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (Jewish Publication Society 2011) and For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther (Koren Publishers 2017). He is also a nationally acclaimed lecturer on the Bible. Rabbi Silber is married to Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They have eight children and live in New York City. Click here to access other recorded classes by David Silber.


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