With the capture of a Nazi officer, discussion about the Holocaust entered the public realm.
Bringing Nazis to justice.
Deepening our relationship with God reminds us of our smallness, our greatness, and the chance to be better.
The High Holidays focus on death so that we may renew our lives.
The emphatic message of the High Holidays: Change is possible.
Through centuries of exile, Jewish hopes and prayers were focused on the Promised Land.
God's expectations of Jews, as portrayed in the Bible and rabbinic law, extend beyond the divine-human relationship to encompass many sorts of relationships between individual human beings as well.
Judaism and Free Will
Jewish tradition assumes that our actions are significant.
Biblical and rabbinic sources emphasize regulation to prevent the weak from being exploited by the strong.
The High Holidays are but milestones on the journey toward renewal of our relationship with God.