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Archive: September 2017

Tallit on Yom Kippur

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Rabbi Jim Bennett

Upon entering a traditional synagogue on the evening of Yom Kippur, the solemn night of Kol Nidre, the haunting prayer of annulment of vows and forgiveness, one might be struck by something unusual. Unlike every other night of the Jewish year, when hardly a single tallit (prayer shawl) is seen in a traditional shul, Yom Continue Reading »

A New Mourner’s Kaddish

Posted on September 10, 2017 by Rabbi Andrea Goldstein

Throughout the course of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we will join together in Kaddish Yatom (the Mourner’s Kaddish prayer) numerous times. This prayer is said as we call to mind loved ones who have passed away, members of our families and community whom we miss. The last line of the Mourner’s Kaddish reads: Oseh Continue Reading »

T’filat HaLev: Prayers of the Heart

Posted on September 7, 2017 by Rabbi Jonah Zinn

There is a story of a young boy who lived near the forest. Every day he would wander into the woods by himself. Over time his father became concerned for his safety. After all, the forest could be a dangerous place. So he asked the boy what he was doing in the woods. “I go Continue Reading »

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