Choosing Life, Blessing and Joy

Reading Nitzavim on Yom Kippur by Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell “You stand this day, all of you, before your God, the Holy One of Blessing: you tribal heads, you elders, […]

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Everyone’s Steps to Repentance

You can picture the daily scene:  A father yells in anger as his daughter comes home in the middle of the night, after hours of drinking.  The entire household touched […]

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Elul Reflections: Rouse Us

How does tradition wake us up to change?  In Sephardic congregations, the shofar is sounded at the morning services during the month of Elul.  This is for the purpose of […]

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