Let us be proud of who we are today, of who our ancestors were before us, and of who we will continue to be for the centuries to come.
Barring an extreme sadomasochist personality, how could knowing one’s life is on the line make this day not only happy – but the happiest day of the year?
Shimon Keinan is one of only a handful of people in Israel still making traditional shofars, and his factory receives over 14,000 visitors a year.
While people should in fact do teshuva for all their sins, they should not be paralyzed by the enormity of the work that needs to be done.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
These Days of Awe offer an opportunity for a fresh start, an opportunity to escape all of the distracting noise in this world, and a chance to see the light and blessings around us.
Just as we hope that God will forgive us and grant us atonement during the High Holy Days, we must personally reject the unforgiving insidious practice of cancel culture.
How do we find hope in a world so damaged? Most of the challenges above are not within our power to address directly.
Bomb threats have been plaguing synagogues in the US since the summer, but all the threats on Rosh Hashanah were deemed not credible.