Taking What Isn’t Ours
Sep 11, 2013 By Daniel Nevins | Commentary | Yom Kippur
It’s not literally a skeleton in my closet, but I was still upset to find it hanging there.Read More
How to Love Yom Kippur
Sep 12, 2012 By Arnold M. Eisen | Commentary | Yom Kippur
The importance of “permission to pray with those who have transgressed,” recited immediately before chanting Kol Nidrei, is underlined in some congregations by the practice of repeating the words three times for added emphasis. The declaration clearly has enormous rhetorical power. But what does it mean? How can these words, this claim, help propel us forward into Kol Nidrei and beyond?Read More
The Fiction of Teshuvah
Nov 20, 2012
Does anyone ever really change their ways? Can we become “someone new”? Is teshuvah really possible, or is it just fiction? Best-selling authors Susan Isaacs and Linda Fairstein as they discuss this topic through the characters in their books.Read More
Topics in Talmud: The High Holidays
Oct 25, 2009 By David C. Kraemer | Text Study | Video Lecture | Rosh Hashanah | Yom KippurRead More
Jan 1, 1980
14 [The Lord] says:
Build up, build up a highway!
Clear the road!
Remove all obstacles
From the road of My people!
Jan 1, 1980
1 The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Lord.Read More
A Nation of Priests
Sep 25, 2004 By JTS Alumni | Commentary | Yom Kippur
By Mallory Probert (DS ’05)
This is the way of summer. The earth spins more slowly. Food tastes better. Friends are more engaging. We rediscover the joy of taking afternoon naps during the middle of the week. But then September comes, and it’s dearth of community activities. Perhaps this is the hidden wisdom behind the timing of the Days of Awe – for they occur precisely at the same time as our secular lives resume their frantic pace.Read More