Beginnings are holy.
Every year, in this season of renewal, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to begin again.
We begin again with a clean slate – or, perhaps, a cleaner slate. We return to the narrative of our creation, reading the Torah from its very first words, and imagining the moment when the heavens and the earth were formed, when everything and everyone inhabited the original makom kadosh, the Garden of Eden.
Like a favorite film we watch over and over again, our chanting of the holy text is illuminated by the human gift of experience; we already... Read More