Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
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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By:
Dasee Berkowitz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Children beginning to acquire language face some amusing obstacles. Confusing basic words is one of them. My son, for example, loved to stretch out his arms and tell me about something that was the biggest or the best “… in the whole wide word.” My heart smiled every time. There was something telling in his mistake. Jewish tradition is no...
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By:
Jamie Geller, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Yom Kippur, the most som­ber day of the Jewish year, is also called the Day of Atonement and reminds us that we are all accountable for our actions. One element of repentance is fasting. And boy do we prepare ourselves for that fast! We serve full, balanced meals — light on the salt and thirst-inducing spices — just beforehand. And...
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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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