Tuesday, / October 4, 2022
Articles Filed Under “High Holidays”
Four Communal Leaders Share Personal Regrets and Resolutions
The High Holidays are a time dedicated to repentance and reflection. We’ve asked four Chabad leaders to share with us some of the regrets they…
Sweet and Sweeter
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah . . . the holidays in the Hebrew month of Tishrei are chock-full of traditions uniquely symbolic of…
Chabad of Puerto Rico Preps for New Year While Delivering Post-Hurricane Aid
In the wake of the severe damage to Puerto Rico’s infrastructure this week, caused by Hurricane Fiona, Rabbi Mendel Zarchi has worked with U.S. companies…
Machzor Marginalia
Between the lines, at the High Holiday services
Prayers for a New Year
What a year it’s been. Rising prices, more crime, economic uncertainty, political instability, and social discord call to mind the words of the Machzor from…
Have We Become Too Sophisticated For Yom Kippur?
Something has changed. In our minds, Yom Kippur has become complicated. The service doesn’t speak to us—the idea of sin no longer resonates. Praying all…
Yom Kippur With The Rebbe
The highest moment, for me, came at the end of Yom Kippur, when—after fasting for twenty-five hours—we affirmed loudly in unison, with all our energy,…
Who’s afraid of the Days of Awe?
When my daughter was about five, she wrote a story called “You Should Be Punished For This and I Am Very Mad.” This pretty much…
Home Alone on the Holidays
For many of us, the High Holidays will look quite different this year. This year, we are called upon to lead those services ourselves, to…
Record Numbers to Hear Shofar in the Parks
Shofar in the Park brings the essence of Rosh Hashanah to the public in a Covid safe, picturesque environment.
“G-d” Is Not a Jewish Word
A long pause—I needed to think. Finally, I said: “No, I don’t believe in ‘G-d.’” Another pause. “Not with the meaning that word has in…
To Pray Alone: Days of Awe in the Age of Covid-19
Marc Zell was used to traveling, just not like this. The American-Israeli is an international lawyer, and it was his work in political consulting that…
The Sound Of A Thin Silence
In the hushed stillness between the prayers and the poems, in the breath between the soulful tunes, we hear. Muted sobs, a whispered plea, the…
Creative Beginnings: Rosh Hashana 2020
What is Chabad around the world doing for Rosh Hashanah?
Come, Pray, Connect: Minyan, Millenials and Why Services Matter
Over the past two decades, synagogue membership has declined across the United States, with less than one-third of American Jews choosing to affiliate with a…
Helping Hearing-Impaired Hear the Sound of the Shofar
When the time to sound the shofar arrived, one man approached me and, through the interpreter, asked if he was permitted to touch the shofar.…
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