Beit Avi Chai invites you to open the gate to a unique world that celebrates the Jewish holidays directly from the comfort of your home.

No matter where you may be this holiday season, join us on a fascinating online journey of Jewish culture and ideas with lectures, presentations, podcasts, essays, food presentations, museum visits and much more!

Rosh Hashanah > Food & Music

Hedai Offaim hosts Daniela Spector

Song for the holiday eve # 1

Hi’zaher (Take care): the musician and restaurateur on the power of the broken heart

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Rosh Hashanah > Podcasts

Rabbi Mishael Zion and Rabbi Ebn Leader

HINENI #1: Selichot – The Wake Up Call

Rabbi Mishael Zion and Rabbi Ebn Leader about the chasm between guilt and longing

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Rosh Hashanah > Lectures

Rabbi Dr. David Ebner

The Sound of the Shofar

Memory and Eden

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Rosh Hashanah > Piyyutim

Akiva Sygal

the Zuaretz brothers – The time for the gates of will to open (Et Shaarei Ratzon)

Behind the heartbreaking piyyut lies an even more touching story

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Hedai Offaim hosts Daniela Spector

Song for the holiday eve # 1

Rabbi Mishael Zion and Rabbi Ebn Leader

HINENI #1: Selichot – The Wake Up Call

Rabbi Dr. David Ebner

The Sound of the Shofar

Akiva Sygal

the Zuaretz brothers – The time for the gates of will to open (Et Shaarei Ratzon)

Rosh Hashanah > Lectures

Rabbanit Yafit Clymer

Coming and Going through the Gates

What will be the key that will let us into the new year?

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Rosh Hashanah > Lectures

Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum

Hayom Harat Olam (“Today the world stands as at birth”)

Conversation with Rabbi Tamar about the start of a new year

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Rosh Hashanah > Hebrew Poetry

Efrat Bigman

To tread this life with a hidden song

The poet and bibliotherapist Efrat Bigman writes about the poem “I am a dead bird” by Zelda.

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Rosh Hashanah > Essays

Rabbi Dalia Marks

A corridor leading to change

Rabbi Dalia Marks writes about the conflicts in the transition to the new year

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Rabbanit Yafit Clymer

Coming and Going through the Gates

Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum

Hayom Harat Olam (“Today the world stands as at birth”)

Efrat Bigman

To tread this life with a hidden song

Rabbi Dalia Marks

A corridor leading to change

Rosh Hashanah > Lectures

Rabbi Elhanan Nir

On the Verge of Forgiveness

Is amendment still possible?

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Rosh Hashanah > Podcasts

Rabbi Mishael Zion, Rabbi Arthur Green and Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

HINENI #2: Rosh HaShana – Handle with Care

Rabbi Mishael Zion hosts Rabbi Arthur Green and Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

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Rosh Hashanah > Piyyutim

Akiva Sygal

Estar Rada – Lord Of Forgiveness (Adon HaSelichot)

Ester Rada’s Amharic prayer is a strong and touching statement

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Rosh Hashanah > Food & Music

Ruchama Weiss

You are what you eat

Ruchama Weiss examines what the symbols (simanim) of Rosh Hashana do

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Rabbi Elhanan Nir

On the Verge of Forgiveness

Rabbi Mishael Zion, Rabbi Arthur Green and Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

HINENI #2: Rosh HaShana – Handle with Care

Akiva Sygal

Estar Rada – Lord Of Forgiveness (Adon HaSelichot)

Ruchama Weiss

You are what you eat

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