Aseret Yemei Teshuva – 5780
Rabbi David Silber / September 27, 2019
Series by Rabbi David Silber
The aseret yemei teshuva are the 10 days of repentance between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This time of repentance, introspection, and reconnection with God invites us to think about how we can continue to transcend our past and move forward with the tools of the High Holidays – kol shofar, selichot, and prayer.
Encompassing the 10 days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur, this time is the culmination of the reflection and introspection of the last month (Elul.) On Yom Kippur, our prayers and pleas reach their most urgent tone, as we ask God to seal us in the Book of Life for the coming year. During this time we try to push ourselves just a little more to consider what we wish to keep with us from the past year, what we’d prefer to leave behind, and how we can make those changes as we begin the coming year.
We invite you to listen to this series of recorded thoughts by Rabbi David Silber about the core themes of the yamim noraim with the hope that this will help us meet the challenges and opportunities of the season of repentance.
Click on the images below to learn more about this time and what demands – drishot – it makes of us.
Zichron. Teruah. Dimentions of the Shofar - 09/27/2019
Fast of Gedalia - Restoration & Reconnection - 09/27/2019
Selichot - A Structured Additional Service - 09/27/2019
Viduy - A Path Towards Forgiveness - 09/27/2019
Selichot & Viduy - The Proccess of Effective Teshuva - 09/27/2019
Viduy - Sacrifice and Atonement - 09/27/2019
Viduy - Confessions of Ne'ilah - 09/27/2019
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.