Tag Archives: Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur: Basketball, 12 steps, and more

This week’s posting was written by my sister Batya Salzman Levy,  a deep thinker and terrific writer. Can’t read it all now? Print it out and read it slowly, carefully, on Yom Kippur. Wishing you all an easy fast, a … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur: Endings and beginnings

I didn’t post last week and it feels like a lot longer than that.  But it’s been so busy, that to some extent, I was grateful for the “break”.  One week is long enough…so here we are again. This has … 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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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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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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