Wrestling with faith

Every year, rabbis struggle with finding the right words to connect with their followers during this time of the year and to keep it fresh.

By RACHEL BERNSTEIN
September 6, 2018 18:58
High Holiday programs aim to help American Jews struggling with their Judaism

High Holiday programs aim to help American Jews struggling with their Judaism. (photo credit: CEDAR RAMMU / SACRED WITNESS MEDIA)

 
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SEVERAL AMERICAN Jewish groups have launched unique initiatives to support community members who encounter hardships during the High Holidays – a time when Jews often feel the strongest connection to their religion and roots, no matter the level of their observance or tradition. How often we’ve heard stories of men and women who barely knew of their own Jewish connection – maybe a long-lost great-grandmother would light Friday night candles – finding themselves outside the doors of synagogues on Yom Kippur to catch the final words of Ne’ilah, or keeping a small stock of apples and honey for their own private celebration those first two days of the new year.

Those moments are the cool whisper of an inner belief that is unexplainable even to them, and can be the salvation that carries them through the year. Such is the power of Judaism.

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