It is hardly surprising that 2016/5777 was an interesting Rosh HaShanah for rabbis and sermons. I hope you will enjoy all these sermons and find them as meaningful as I did.
For children, traditions and rituals are significant; they provide predictability, support, and familiarity, while bringing families together and creating unity and a sense of belonging.
Now that my daughter is in preschool, I've come to realize that hearing about cultural and religious practices directly from the practitioners only emphasizes our otherness.
Aside from a date, what can these two events possibly have in common? Strange as it may seem, there are a few points of comparison.