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Rosh Hashana Confrontation

Michael Walzer, one of America’s leading political philosophers, explains the difference between holidays and holydays in his book “Spheres of Justice”: Holidays, or vacations, are a modern innovation and are essentially individuali...

Posted on 17 September 2017, By Rabbi Joel Levy
Shabbat Shuvah

This week is Shabbat Shuvah, the special Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a Shabbat of reflection and introspection. The word Shuvah means return, but also has the same root of the word in Hebrew for answer, Teshuvah. There a...

Posted on 17 September 2017, By Rabbi Mijael Even David
Shabbat Shuva—Ha’azinu

One of the things that we will be asking repentance for next Shabbat is chet, usually translated into English as “sin” but actually meaning “missing the mark” (see Judges 20:16:) “Of all these people there were seven hundred c...

Posted on 17 September 2017, By Allan Myers