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The High Holidays... Putting All Our Jewish Eggs In One Basket - By Marc

I am not a huge fan of New Year’s Eve, and it is mostly because too many of us put ridiculous and unrealistic pressure believing the evening has to be the “absolute best night of our lives.” 674 more words

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Beginner's Guide to the High Holy Days, 5776

Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 13, 2015. Here are some basic facts to know about the holiday season: 736 more words

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Let the Light Shine Within- Try Forgiveness- It's only Two Weeks until Rosh Hashanah

We are just 15 days from Rosh Hashanah. It is the time of the Full Moon in the Jewish month of Elul, the month our tradition asks each of us to begin our spiritual preparations for the New Year. 1,850 more words

The Days of Awe

I was in college, in the skyscraper dorms. My room was near the top. Sirens were going off. At first they sounded like tornado sirens. I went around my room, gathering my brown sandals and strapping them on. 3,019 more words

Ki Tetse- Ethics, Boundaries and Obligations Weekly Discourse for 08/28/2015 13 Elul 5775

As we approach the end of the Jewish year in the final month of Elul,we move towards the completion of the Torah.  This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tetse, finds the Jewish people in the Jordan Valley, being prepared by G-d to enter Eretz Yisroel(the land of Israel).   1,424 more words


Missing Mentors

A double entendre.  Missing as in they are gone, and also missing as in missing them, feeling their absence in our hearts.  There is something about the holiday season that deepens both meanings.   355 more words

Beth El Congregation

Ugh. Not High Holidays services again. -- By Ben

The vast majority of Jews in America don’t attend prayer services (aka davening) very often.  But there are two days that if anyone has any shred of religious connection will attend synagogue for.   808 more words

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