Tag Archives: New Year

Selichot 5778

Here it is – snuck up on us, again…right on time, just like it always does. We read parasha Ki Tivo this Shabbat, but Saturday night starts the roller coaster ride known as the High Holidays. So, instead of looking … Continue reading

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Lech l’cha: Waiting for a plane

I’m sitting in an airport coffee shop, very early in the morning, waiting for my plane to go back home.  I always think of traveling when I think of “lech l’cha”, of course;  Abraham gets a call from God saying, … Continue reading

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Sukkot: Time of our joy, time of our art projects

Paper chains. Paper chains and Sukkot….as intertwined as the paper chain itself, stapled together forever in my mind and heart. When my kids were young, and given the artistically-challenged mother they received in the parent-lottery, paper chains was the way … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur – Facing the mountain

Just a quick note here, before Yom Kippur, the Day of “Atonement” – at-one-ment; the Day on which, as Rabbi Arthur Waskow says, in his book “Seasons of our Joy,  we have “grown up enough to face God.”  Admiration for … Continue reading

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Vayelech: and so it begins, and so it ends

I once did a Bibliodrama with a group of 7th grade students at a Jewish day school.  They had just finished learning a unit about Moses and the teacher brought me in to do a final activity. There’s a moment … Continue reading

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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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Prayer for the New Year

Deborah Zuker is a rabbinic student I worked with this year, following her lead in some alternative prayer services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  She read this last week for Rosh Hashanah, and I wanted to share it with … Continue reading

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