Tag: Orthodox

Drasha Yom Kippur Yizkor (Rabbi Shapiro’s Yom Kippur Yizkor Sermon)

Honoring the Members of MMAE who Passed Away Many of you know some or all the people I will be speaking about.  Some of you don’t know any of them.  Either way, the human stories I will tell and the incredible lessons these people have taught by the way they lived is much more inspiring than any speech I could…


Drasha Yom Kippur (Rabbi Shapiro’s Yom Kippur Sermon)

What’s Wrong with the High Holiday Prayers? A Chassid went to the Baal Shem Tov in Mezhibuzh and said, “Rebbe, I want to see Elijah the Prophet.” “It’s simple,” said the Baal Shem. “I’ll tell you what to do. Get two boxes and fill one with food and the other with children’s clothes. Then, before Rosh Hashanah, travel to Minsk.…


Drasha Rosh Hashanah (Rabbi Shapiro’s Rosh Hashanah Sermon)

Having Faith that Hashem Believes in Us Every year at the holidays, I take on three different mitzvah goals.  It’s a wonderful practice to take a small meaningful step forward as an affirmation of my teshuva and commitment to living better this coming year.  It needs to be something measurable, and easy enough to actually stick to over the long…