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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
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