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Ya’aleh

“Ya’aleh Tachnuneinu” is the piyyut (rabbinic liturgical exposition) chosen to introduce the Selichot sections on Yom Kippur Evening. Its particular poetical style utilizes a certain rhythmic meter that does not actually exte...

Posted on 12 September 2017, By Chazan Rebecca Blumenfeld
On the Creation of Creation Myths

It has been long demonstrated within academic circles that there is a relationship between the Jewish stories of creation and other Ancient Near Eastern creation myths. While many of us pride ourselves on our ability to hold academic tru...

Posted on 5 September 2017, By Natasha Mann
Nitzavim—Vayeilech

The last days of Moses were poignant.  He knew his life’s work would not result in his leading the people in their onward journey to the Promised Land.  He brought them to the point at which his mission, his life’s purpose, could ...

Posted on 5 September 2017, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett