Category Archives: Holidays

Wonderful Pesach Video (from Chavruta)

Delightful! Take 15 min out of your day and watch this.

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Hoshanah Rabbah at KJ

I went to Kehillath Jeshurun on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with my father for shacharit today – my first time there for Hoshanah Rabbah. I really liked the davening – ‘davening with dignity’, as someone described it to me. As … Continue reading

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DJC Shabbat Shuva Drasha – Yonah & Yom Kippur

Perhaps the point of the whole story is that Yonah erred in thinking that disagreeing with God necessitates severing the relationship – rather, God prefers to keep the conversation going. Yonah had believed that the relationship is predicated on obedience and submission – the book is about God correcting this idea. Continue reading

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Some thoughts for Yom Kippur

From Rabbi Hyim Shafner at Morethodoxy: Yom Kippur will arrive this week and thousands of Jews will attend synagogues.  Why is it that so many attend synagogue on Yom Kippur, but not the rest of the year?  What is it … Continue reading

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Moses is Departing Egypt: A Facebook Haggadah

From http://9a4440c5.fb.joyent.us/haggadah/ultraModern2.php  (Hat Tip: Elan) The Passover Seder, the oldest continuously observed religious ceremony in the world, tells the story of the Jews’ Exodus from Egypt.  Jewish tradition says that people of each generation must imagine that they personally had departed … Continue reading

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