An unusual juxtaposition in this Torah portion highlights an oft-overlooked piece of observing the major festivals.
Days of Awe Sermon Slam
Watch a High Holidays sermon from the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater, FL.
A Hasidic teaching offers a way to understand this prayer that seems to suggest our words of divine praise are inherently insufficient.
The 14th and 15th blessings of the Amidah pose some difficult theological questions.
The seventh blessing of the Amidah asks God to see our suffering and redeem us from it.
Two blessings said every day invoke the High Holiday mood of returning to God.
The opening to the Amidah prayer shifts the perspective from personal needs to the long arc of Jewish history.
This text is an opportunity for hands-on engagement with the seder’s core message.
Miriam's instinctive song of praise tells us something important about calling out to God.
Jewish wisdom, anchored in the rhythms of the year, can help us set benchmarks that make sticking to our commitments more likely.