Rosh Hashanah Category

L’shana tova Time again, according to the Jewish calendar, to celebrate the New Years by looking inwards.  But we do not simply take account of our individual actions over the last year, we also look at our community’s actions.  Each year on Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur we traditionally recite the Viduy prayer.  No matter […]

In Deuteronomy chapter 21, we are told that the parents of a wayward child can have the child stoned to death if “he does not listen to the voice of his father or his mother and does not obey them.” Much earlier, in Exodus chapter 24, when god and Moses give the children of Israel […]

L’Shanah Tovah Umetukah Tikatevu

In: JVoices, Rosh Hashanah

A sweet, sweet new year to all from JVoices

There is nothing but newness in this new year. I could say that almost nothing has stayed the same, but that’s not true. But taking stock is a bit like reviewing my moving list. It’s long, sometimes crossed out and in other ways never ending. Some of it’s also still in boxes, locked in storage […]

Revisioning Unetaneh Tokef

In: Ideas, Rosh Hashanah, Spirituality, Vision, Yom Kippur

One of the reasons I love going to CBST is that there is always another perspective, if not from congregants or clergy leaders, than in the various texts that are offered on the holidays. One that I have enjoyed, and that my sister upon visiting for Rosh Hashanah immediately turned to copy, is an interpretive […]


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