Introduction

Introduction

The High Holidays are in effect, our Jewish prime time. Once a year, Jews worldwide stop their normal course of life and assemble for a period of unity, celebration, reflection and renewal. Though some of the central elements of the High Holidays originate from the...
Reflections on Social Justice and Religion

Reflections on Social Justice and Religion

Social justice is to religion what love is to family. One is the institution; the other is a quality that makes the institution worthwhile How fitting it is that the Haftarah selection for Yom Kippur morning is Isaiah 58. The focus on the “inner work” of Teshuva,...
Praying for all of humanity

Praying for all of humanity

In this time of unbearable violence, hatred, and injustice in our world, these themes in the Machzor direct our attention toward our essential humanity It is a truism that Jews are connected to one another. Our Torah predominantly describes us as a people in communal...