Why do we come to synagogue on Yo Kippur, and what is it that we hope will be waiting for us on the other side of these twenty-four sacred and challenging hours?
Rosh Hashanah is known, among other names, as Hayom Harat Olam, the day the world is conceived. Today is when the forces of the universe unite and the possibility of something new is formed.
How do we, in this generation, understand sin? And what do we believe are the best ways to deal with our sin?
My earliest concepts of God, gleaned from my religious training, were of a power distant and removed at best and vindictive and frightening at worst.
In a society where one’s value or influence is often determined by the amount of money one gives, voices get lost.
“A woman is acquired [in marriage] in three ways…by money, by document, or by intercourse.” This is how the first mishnah in the tractate Kiddushin begins.
Seven weeks after the fall holidays have ended this week’s Torah reading, Vayishlach, offers us a path back into the work of teshuva.
“How do we measure effectiveness in interfaith work? How do we track progress? What outcomes are we after, and how do we know we are reaching them?”
How do we spiritually prepare for the High Holidays during the busiest time of the year?
In Genesis we read that God places Adam in the garden “to serve it and to guard it.” Why was this humanity’s original purpose in the Garden of Eden and what can we learn from this as we approach the Jewish High Holy Days?