Rosh Hashanah

Reflections on Liturgy of the High Holy Days

We spent the whole morning of prayers during the High Holidays on our pleas for forgiveness from God, and our ...

One Small Sound for Women, One Large Blast for Womankind.

On the first day of Rosh Hashana I was invited to call the kolot (sounds) for the shofar. I must ...

Rosh Hashanah from the Other Side

How would I have experienced Rosh Hashanah if I were sitting on the men’s side of the mechitza? Would it ...

Rosh Hashanah: Get Woke

During the High Holiday period, we expect a great deal from ourselves. Putting aside the business of material holiday preparation ...

Spiritual Not Religious at Rosh Hashanah

Shabbat dinner with young university students can be an adventure. My husband and I warm them up with a few ...

Inspiration

When we open our eyes in the morning, when we are confronted with challenges, when we seek to create beauty, ...

Just Do It: A High Holy Day Call to Action

The season of teshuvah is for thinking and feeling, but mainly as springboards for action

Now That I Have A Kid, How Do I Mark New Years… And Small Moments Each Day?

“Can you believe it’s been a year!?” Ever since  my son was about 10 months old, many people have commented ...

On Shofar Blowing and Racism

  מִן-הַמֵּצַר, קָרָאתִי יָּהּ;    עָנָנִי בַמֶּרְחָב יָהּ Out of the tight place I called to the LORD; God answered me ...

The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

If you had walked into Washington D.C.’s L’Enfant Plaza on the morning of January 12, 2007, you would have been ...