1. Why are the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur called ' Bein Kesseh Le'Assor?

2. What are Rabbi Jonah's 'Bases of Teshuvah'?

3. Explain the expression, 'Where the penitent stand, the genuinely righteous do not stand'. (Talmud Berachot 84)

4. What is 'Shabbat Shuvah' and why is it so called?

5. What is Tzom Gedaliah?

6. Who was Gedaliah? Why was he assassinated? What happened as a result?

7. What does a person need to do, in order to repent fully?

8. Why are we more careful than usual to observe Mitzvot and do good deeds?

9. What additions are made to regular prayers during the Asseret Yemei HaTeshuvah?

10. What is the difference between 'return up to G-d' and 'return to G-d'?

11. Although repentance and prayer are always worthwhile, they are even more so in the period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur when they are accepted instantly. Why?

12. Explain Isaiah's instruction,

'Seek G-d when He is available, call on Him when He is near'.

How is this connected with the Ten Days of Repentance?





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