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Israel Independence Day -- Yom HaAtzmaut

Today is Israel Independence Day, Israel’s 70th anniversary of becoming the modern Jewish State, and Yael Eckstein shares how it is celebrated in the Holy Land.

Yael Eckstein praying at Western Wall

A Wake-Up Call

September 21, 2018

Yael Eckstein explains how Yom Kippur is a wake-up call for change.


ritual bath, or mikvah

Yom Kippur — The Ritual Bath

September 20, 2018

On today’s program, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein teaches us that one of the main rituals associated with Yom Kippur is the mikvah, or purifying bath.


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Yom Kippur — The Day of Atonement

September 19, 2018

On today’s program, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein discusses the major theme of Yom Kippur — atonement and repentance.


Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur - A Time to Fast and Purify

September 18, 2018

On today’s program, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein teaches us that on Yom Kippur, Jews observe a 25-hour fast from sundown to sundown.