Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
ROSH HASHANAH One of the most resonant prayers of the Rosh Hashanah liturgy is the piyyut , or "poem," known by its first two words, "U'netaneh Tokef" -- "Let us declare the powerful holiness of this day." The origins of this haunting litany are mysterious, intensifying the impact of the words -- "On Rosh Hashanah it is recorded and on...
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By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
NITSAVIM/VA-YELEKH, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30 On the bell curve representing all possible drivers, the incredibly timid among us occupy one small section at the end. The other end is where the uber-aggressive reside. As the vast majority of people are, on the whole, calm, cool and collected, the existence of either of the above populations presents no great problem. But what happens...
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By:
Miki Young
We were visiting friends, and my son was "acting up." The truth was, I was very uncomfortable visiting with these friends who didn't have children, who didn't know how to interact with them, and who presented some conversational challenges to me. With more anger than was necessary, I told my son to "sit on the step" and think about what...
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
KI TAVO, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 My family and I traveled a lot this summer. We took road trips and flew on airplanes, visited loved ones and experienced beautiful parts of the country. Traveling takes me out of my box just enough to shake me up and help me see the world in new ways. But it is also exhausting -- all...
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By:
Rabbi Howard A. Addison
KI TEITZEI, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Rabbi Howard A. Addison How shall we budget our money? Since last year's recession began, this question has risen to ever higher levels of existential concern. For some, this has meant curtailing vacation plans. For others, the choices are starker: Do we pay the rent, purchase needed medication or put food on the table? Recent articles...
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