high holy days

Holiday Food, Jewish Style

August 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

As the High Holidays approach, and we reflect upon the year past, we are in touch with the essence of our deeds, the essence of one’s soul and the essence of our [Read more...]

Rituals of Transition

November 7, 2011 // 1 Comment

The High Holidays are over and the year has begun–in earnest. The pace of life has returned and “routine” has ben re-established. Yet, for most of us the [Read more...]

God’s Eternal Question

October 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

With the ending of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, the Jewish calendar focuses on the first of our three Festivals, Sukkot. The symbol of the fragile dwelling place, the [Read more...]

The call of the month of Elul

September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Shalom. This month is a special one within the Jewish calendar. Elul begins. This is the last month of the Jewish year and in it, we are asked to slowly prepare our souls for [Read more...]