Shabbat Shuvah Torah Reading
The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah, the Shabbat of Return. The Torah portion can vary depending on the timing of the calendar.
For the haftarah, Ashkenazi Jews read Hosea 14:2-10 and Joel 2:15-27, while Sephardic Jews read Hosea 14:2-10 and Micah 7:18-20. The first word of the haftarah from Hosea is “Shuvah” (return) and led to the naming of this Shabbat.
The Bluebird Inside Our Hearts (Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz): Connecting Shabbat Shuvah with a Charles Bukowski poem
The Courage to Hope (Rabbi Ayelet Cohen): The similarities between the Israelites position before entering the land and our experience between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Moses’s Journey, And Ours (Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz): Moses’s response to challenge and the future provides an example for a journey of self-reflection for the Yamim Noraim
The Journey of Life (Rabbi Marc Wolfe): Change is a process
Finding God and Ourselves Anew (Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz): “Every year, we are given the gift of finding God anew”
A World Without Teshuvah (Chancellor Emeritus Ismar Schorsch)