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God, Open My Lips

The prefatory verse of the Amidah reminds us that while prayer is mostly written in the language of 'we,' it yearns to be experienced in the language of 'I.'

Closing the Season of Repentance

Hoshanah Rabbah, the seventh day of Sukkot, marks the thematic end of the High Holiday period.

Parashat Toldot: Opening the Conversation

This portion records the first instance in the Torah of someone initiating a dialogue with God.