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Of Uman, Community and the 21st Century “I”

Some years ago I celebrated Rosh Hashanah in Uman. I went there out of curiosity and a wish to understand the trend. But when I began to wander around the town among the thousands of Jews engaged in prayer, something happened to me: I became one of them. 1,206 more words

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Uman or plain old Israel?

According to Nahmanides, residing in the land of Israel is equivalent to the performance of all of the other mitzvot. In his critique on Maimonides’ (Rambam , 1135 – 1204) list of the 613 commandments (Sefer Hamitzvot), Nahmanides lists settling in the land of Israel as one of the positive commandments that Maimonides failed to enumerate. 666 more words

Is Uman Rosh Hashana Okay For Women?

My Rosh Hashanah is something completely new. And, God knows it’s not something I inherited from my fathers. God Himself gave me the gift of knowing what Rosh Hashanah really is. 363 more words

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