Parsha Podcasts: Yom Kippur is pleased to bring you a curated selection of audio shiurim on Yom Kippur.

“It’s preferred that we not have been created”

A short thought by renowned lecturer Rabbi Yossi Paltiel on a seemingly strange statement made in the Musaf of Yom Kipur.


White Garments

When the Kohen Gadol would serve in the Beis Hamikdash, he would wear eight attractive garments, known as “gold clothing” (since they also included gold). On Yom Kippur, however, he would replace these garments with four simple clothes made of linen, known as “white clothing.”

Why is it that when performing the special service, done in the holiest place —the Kodesh Hakadashim, he would replace his prestigious clothing with simple garments?!

Listen to a summary of a Sicha on this topic, delivered in Yiddish by Reb Yoel Kahn. To read an English transcript click here.


 Viduy on Erev Yom Kippur and Yom Kippur

Important Halachos regarding the recitation of viduy (confession) on Erev Yom Kippur and Yom Kippur, delivered by Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein of

Click here for a written summary of this including sources.


Harav Levi Yitzchak on Yom Kipur (New)

The Gemara teaches us that the Soton has no power on Yom Kippur.

Listen to a short vort from the Rebbe’s father on this topic, delivered by Rabbi Moshe Gourarie, an editor of Chassidus Mevueres on Tanya.

Understanding the Avoda of the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur

When entering the kodesh hakodoshim, the Kohen godol didn’t bring a usual sacrifice using a kosher animal, rather offered up ketores that contained some non-kosher ingredients. 

Listen to a summary of what chassidus explains about this, delivered by Rabbi Berel Bell, rov of Anash Montreal.


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