Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
Planning the Pre-Fast Meal When Yom Kippur Falls on Shabbat
By:
Linda Morel
The last meal consumed before the 24-hour Yom Kippur fast is always an act of logistical ingenuity. It must be nourishing and sustaining, efficiently served but not slapdash.
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By:
David Hartman | Shalom Hartman Institute
The existential themes of the High Holidays are meant to create a sensitivity and appreciation of the precious significance of everyday existence.
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By:
Donniel Hartman | Shalom Hartman Institute
Embarking on self criticism and self reflection is the ultimate aspiration, a process that challenges us to move forward.
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Amid these Days of Awe, I remember one of my favorite Torah portions, Nehemiah, which describes how our ancestors celebrated Rosh Hashanah when they returned to Israel from Persia after a long exile. It was a time of rebuilding and renewal, and the people sought inspiration from the words of our prophets. On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, men...
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By:
Linda Morel
“Nineteen people?” my husband said. “Where are you going to put them all?” Last year, I invited more people to break the Yom Kippur fast than I could seat around tables. While my heart expanded to include everyone, unfortunately my walls are rigid. I decided to serve dinner buffet style. Yet I worried that this pivotal meal, a transition from...
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