Unexpected Grief

I had an unexpected moment of grief this summer. Of course, all grief is unexpected. We don’t know when it will hit or how we will react or how long the tears will well up in our eyes when we mention our loved ones names. I had an unexpected moment of grief and an unusual moment of grief this summer. And now I am left to say Kaddish not only…

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So why do we fast on Yom Kippur?

To follow in the footsteps of our parents and grandparents. To affirm our connection with our community and our people. To afflict our souls. To be moved to repentance. To…

Rosh Hashanah – The Birthday of Humanity

Tonight, with the sun’s setting, a new Jewish Year will be born. While we tell our children it is the birthday of the world, it is really a celebration of…