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Rosh HaShanah

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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
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The gym at our tiny YMCA in North Haven, Maine is packed every January with enthusiastic exercisers motivated by their New Year’s resolutions.

Courtney Naliboff

My wife and I found our seats just as Rosh HaShanah services were about to begin, preparing ourselves to engage in worship.

Larry Glickman
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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

Author of life,
Architect of creation,
Artist of earth,
Your works declare Your Holy Name.

Alden Solovy

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

Emily Fox

Mondays are a universally hated day. We drudge along during the week, looking forward to a couple of days of rest, only to restart the process all over again the next week.

Hannah Kestenbaum

When we open the ark in the sanctuary during the 45 minutes of quiet before Neilah, the closing prayer on Yo

Rabbi Laura Geller


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