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Last night's temple service is called Kol Nidre after the first two words of the opening prayer. Although Yom Kippur is called the Day of Atonement and the Day of Remembrance, Kol Nidre is actually ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Oct 04, 2014 at 06:12 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
When Kol Nidre is sung on the eve of Yom Kippur, Jews everywhere are wrapped in spiritual emotion as they pray to be entered in the Book of Life. The chant of Kol Nidre captures this spirituality ...
by Nospinicus
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Oct 01, 2014 at 02:36 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
I have posted this diary other years as well. These sounds are worth hearing again and again. There are many sounds we associate with the High Holidays. Perhaps the best known is the blowing of ...
by ramara
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Why are we here? By "here" I mean celebrating this day. A number of years ago, I was hired to tour high schools with a theatrical production. One of the tour dates was Columbus Day, which that ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 03:11 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
It happens so often, doesn't it? Something burrows its way to the surface of your awareness in the little world of face-to-face, and then you see the same dynamic writing itself across the globe. ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
With the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur fast approaching, I've done my best to offer personal apologies to those I have treated badly in the past year, as I'm told God expects me to do. But wait , I ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 01:23 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Arev Yom Kippur ... The eve of the Day of Atonement. After the period of reflection and engagement with others between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, this is a moment to turn to internal ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 05:31 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
I posted this late last night... I don't think anyone saw it.... So I am reposting this again. Thanks, DBA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
by doingbusinessas
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 11:18 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Torah Readings: Leviticus chapter 16 in the morning, Leviticus chapter 18 in the afternoon. Haftarah Readings: Isaiah 57:14 to 58:14 in the morning, the Book of Jonah in the afternoon. Chapter ...
by Navy Vet Terp
Comment Count 70 comments on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 04:30 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
For perhaps four or five years, starting in 2005, my friend Lynn led a writing class before the high holidays. Our writings were then made into a booklet, and we read many of them during the holiday ...
by ramara
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Every spiritual path has its core stories, signposts that point to new directions under new circumstances. I went to a wonderful retreat for Yom Kippur, and in a very old story, I found a fresh ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 09:20 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Most of all, we cannot afford more of the same timid politics when the future of our planet is at stake. Global warming is not a someday problem, it is now. Yom Kippur ... The Day of Atonement. ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
While thinking about both Mitt Romney and Yom Kippur, this Tweet scrolled past my vision from @pourmecoffee (thanks to Kos), and I couldn't resist sharing: Mitt Romney would not like Yom Kippur. ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Dear Mitt Romney, As Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, draws near, I have done my level best to say "I'm sorry" to those I've wronged – to mend those rifts I've helped to create. Doing so ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
There are many sounds we associate with the High Holidays. Perhaps the best known is the blowing of the Shofar, the ram's horn. The commandment, interestingly, is not to sound the Shofar, but to ...
by ramara
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 02:58 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
I hear that Shofar blowing like one hears the whistle blowing described in stories, songs and the like. This religious holiday known as Rosh Hashanah, the new year, the start of what Jews refer ...
by toad718
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 04:37 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Just when I thought the #OccupyWallStreet movement could no longer surprise me with its grassroots goodness, something has emerged from tonight's gathering in NYC that has me shaking with joy.
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 137 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 09:27 PM PDT with 436 Recommends
It is eighty minutes before sundown here in Greater Fullerton as I begin to write. I have just decided that I'm going to try to fast, after all. To be honest, for me it has more to do more with ...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 06:04 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Here's an encouraging article on solar collector projet at an Israeli Kibbutz to send best wishes to our Jewish readers who are celebrating Yom Kipper, tonight, - the Day of Atonement. What more ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 05:53 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
...though, as an agnostic Jew, I won't be doing so out of any religious obligation this Yom Kippur (יום כיפור), the Jewish Day of ...
by David Harris Gershon
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 01:42 PM PDT with 38 Recommends