Tag Archives: High Holiday

Welcome to 5772

  I like to do all my laundry before I pack for a trip.  I like to have all the dishes done before I start cooking. I like things to be ready when I’m about to start something new, like … Continue reading

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International Sukkah Building Day!

Sunday was international Sukkah Building Day.  Well, maybe that’s not a real holiday, but it should be.      I’m watching the gradual transition of a pile of lumber into our Sukkah. Squirrels skip over it, and it looks like their weight … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur without the fast

My friend Rabbi Nina Mizrahi writes a weekly Shabbat message for JCC Chicago.  This week she found a beautiful prayer for those who aren’t able to fast for Yom Kippur: Meditation before Yom Kippur for One who Cannot Fast By … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur – Day of Cleansing and Fist-Beating

Hey, when did it get to be the day before Kol Nidrei already?  I always think the ten days will stretch ahead of me, and instead they snap back in my face like a rubber band. There is a part … Continue reading

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It really is all about me

I have 20 minutes until the matza balls are done, then more cleaning up of dishes, putting away of holiday food, and then maybe, sleep.  I’ve been thinking about the New Year a lot, which makes sense, of course, since … Continue reading

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