On a normal year, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, also known as the Days of Awe, send streams of people into synagogue—including those who typically stay away—for formal services, seeking atonement and blessings for a new year of life. Can the Chasidic approach to prayer help us prepare for the prospect of davening (praying) without a shul during the High Holidays?
Friday, / October 30, 2020
“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…
Susan Handelman |
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…
Boruch Werdiger |
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…
Dr. Chana Silberstein |