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The leadership of Moses is bookended by his songs: the Song of the Sea, and the Song of Moses. Moses first led his people in song after leading them through the split sea. The Song of the Sea, therefore, is appropriately triumphant and ce...

Posted on 20 September 2018, By Natasha Mann
On the poetry of Yom Kippur

Opening the Machzor on the High Holidays is like returning to the company of an old friend. On each page we might recall past interactions and thoughts and then find ourselves challenged by new insights. On Erev Yom Kippur we recite the p...

Posted on 13 September 2018, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny

For some of us, a dawning sense of adulthood came with our first awareness of death.  Perhaps it was the death of a pet, or the passing of a grandparent, but the realization that life would not last forever changed each of us in an insta...

Posted on 13 September 2018, By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson