Fish Heads, Kosher Honey & Teshuvah

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-In “Facing the Music� Rabbi Shefa Gold gives a meditation on “Tefilah …Teshuvah … Tzedakah.� (The Shalom Center)

-Here’s where that kosher honey for Rosh Hashanah comes from. (J.)

-Rachel Freedenberg has found that the standard Conservative High Holy Day aren’t working for her: “So this year, I’m doing something different. I’m going to have my own service…Instead of chanting a long list of sins I may or may not have committed, I’ll be able to actually think about those sins and meditate on them, without having to hurry on with the service.� (J.)

-Physician and author Sherwin B. Nuland says that the obligations of the High Holidays — in terms of repairing human relations — “become less taxing as we age.â€? (The Forward)

-What is the connection between Rosh Hashanah and fish heads (includes, I’m sorry to say, two recipes)? (The Forward)

-Avi Shafran sets forth why “Rosh Hashana is described both as a Day of Judgment and as a happy holiday.� (The Jerusalem Post)

-High Holy Days can be a particularly difficult time for those facing the absence of loved ones. (NJ Jewish News)

Posted on September 10, 2007
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