Torah Study

Unetaneh Tokef in the Time of a Pandemic

Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler
September 10, 2020
The Unetaneh Tokef has a long list of ways that people die, often violently, a way of shocking us into realizing our mortality. The original prayer, however, can be traumatizing. This version seeks a more empathetic approach to mortality.

7 Things to Know About Selichot

Jane E. Herman
S’lichot, penitential prayers said before the High Holidays, offer us opportunities for personal reflection and to seek forgiveness from those we wronged during the year.

An Al Cheit for this Moment in Time

Rabbi Susan Talve
August 10, 2020
I’m praying that these weeks of consolation before the High Holidays will give us the time to confront our sins and respond in ways that will help us to heal from our brokenness and find the courage and resolve to build a better year for all.