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Rosh Hashanah

From time to time I have an ‘How did I fail to see that until now’ experience. There’s a turning I never took, a tree I never properly took note of in a garden I’ve walked past a hundred times. One such garden is the Machzor, the...

Posted on 18 September 2017, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Yom Kippur

Recently I taught a course on Embodied Judaism to a bunch of rambunctious fifteen-year-olds. We explored disparate topics: the asher yatzar blessing said after going to the toilet; the Golem of Prague; Talmudic notions of gender. We s...

Posted on 18 September 2017, By Zahavit Shalev
Yom Kippur Neilah

You know the classic scene at the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Indie is hanging on to a plant, suspended above a pit full of spikes, while the only exit is slowly closing in front of him? Neilah, the ...

Posted on 18 September 2017, By Rabbi Roni Tabick