Inspired 5781: More Art, More Awe
I grew up going to services. A lot of services. I was adept at counting the ceiling tiles, reaching into the thousands as my grasp of numbers grew more sophisticated. The melodies became part of my life soundtrack; I hummed them as my mind wandered during the rabbi’s sermon.
Honor Is Not Enough
You shall each revere your mother and your father, and keep My sabbaths: I the Eternal am your God. (Leviticus 19:3)
This Yom Kippur, Let Your Emotions Serve as "Radical Blessings"
How to Use the URJ Reflection Tool
With Wounds Still Open, We Ask: Where is God?
Your Guide to Fasting (or Not) on Yom Kippur
How to Turn Your Home into a Sanctuary for the High Holidays
How to Get into the High Holidays State of Mind
Being Holy - and Staying Alive
Acharei Mot, the first of this week's two parashiyot, begins on an unsettling note—a reminder of the death of Aaron's sons and the suggestion that such tragedies might occur again unless the priests take specified steps to prevent them
Remembering Yom Kippurim Past
Last Yom Kippur afternoon, unable to concentrate because of the rumblings of my stomach – which I hoped only I could hear – my mind began to wander.