Tag Archives: Rosh Hashanah

Shana Tovah – Happy New Year

Our trip around the sun has come full course, and here we are at the threshold again. Beginnings and endings. We’re ending the book of Deuteronomy, will be starting Genesis soon. We’re ending 5778, starting 5779. As we get to … Continue reading

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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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Ki Tavo: Approaching a new beginning

That which is unknown, will be known. One might think that this is a statement all about the High Holidays that are coming up in a couple of weeks (!).  And that would be true, but it also encapsulates a … 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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Nitzavim: To life, but not like the fiddler.

Poor Nitzavim.  It’s tough being the parasha just before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Who pays attention to you?  Just when you would think about something deep and profound to comment on it….BAM!  you’re thinking about New Year’s instead. … 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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