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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...
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
By high school, I had pretty much jettisoned the emotional baggage of being a son of Holocaust survivors. I was into the L.A.
As the summer passes its midway point, rabbis begin to think seriously about the coming Days of Awe.
Whether you prefer the 1843 book or any of the many movie versions made since, there is no question that Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a classic.
For the Jewish community, Yom Kippur is a moment for renewal, an invitation to step forward without the weight of
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?
As the High Holidays approach, we’ll soon start to see what has become an annual tradition — umbrella t’shuvah (repentance), most often offered on Facebook.
Each year on Yom Kippur, I join my congregation is reciting the Ashamnu, an alphabetic acrostic of sins
Learn why Reform Jews observe Selichot on the Saturday evening prior to Rosh HaShanah.
Rosh HaShanah begins at sundown on September 20th.
"Basketball became a focal point of my life at school, at camp, and in my day-dreams of the future."
Find out what was hidden under the chocolates Uncle George had packed in the summer of 1937.
As summer winds down and the back-to-school season approaches, so, too, do the High Holidays. Here's how to get ready!
Whether you’re a member or a visitor, familiarity with synagogue etiquette will help you get the most from your experience.
See, this day I set before you blessing and curse. - Deuteronomy 11:26
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Learn about a memorable aspect of one young man's big day.
Learn why one congregation has joined 170 others to help refugee families resettle in their area.
Discover the how one Reform synagogue in Netanya celebrates Shabbat.
How do we respond to the distorted media coverage of Israel?
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
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