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High Holidays

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As the Hebrew month of Av begins, Jews become starkly aware that Rosh HaShanah, the new Jewish year arrives in two months...

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs

Perhaps the most familiar of all the melodies we hear each High Holiday season is Kol Nidre – the introductory prayer that is recited before sundown on the eve of

Cantor Lauren Phillips

As the summer passes its midway point, rabbis begin to think seriously about the coming Days of Awe.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs

For the Jewish community, Yom Kippur is a moment for renewal, an invitation to step forward without the weight of

Max Antman

Maybe you’ve noticed: The High Holidays are kind of a big deal to the Jewish people. They’re a time to dig really deep and consider our actions over the past year: What kind of person was I?

Rabbi Ilyse Glickman

Each year on Yom Kippur, I join my congregation is reciting the Ashamnu, an alphabetic acrostic of sins

Jan Sokoloff Harness
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As the High Holidays approach, forgiveness is on all our minds.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

I live in Los Angeles and have lived here for the better part of the last two years. My entire family, however, lives in Chicago.

Marra B. Gad

My consciousness of my special identity as a Jew as it relates to athletics began in the 1950s, when, on a Rosh HaShanah aft

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs

One day on the playground, Julie pulled on Katie’s neck so hard that she began hysterically crying.

Emily Fox


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