My wife and I found our seats just as Rosh HaShanah services were about to begin, preparing ourselves to engage in worship. Our prayer books were at the ready and our cell phones turned off. With a few deep, cleansing breaths, the music began. We sang along with the choir and the cantor. The rabbi approached the bimah, welcomed us, and asked us to rise for the first prayer.
As I stood, I felt a familiar yet unexpected vibration on my wrist. Though I had turned off my phone, my new smartwatch was still on. Bathed in the warm glow of worship and community at my beloved synagogue for the... Read More