We celebrated in person, but safely — seriously.
“This is epic,” Rabbi Steven Leder of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles told me. “We, all of us, were handed a ball we didn’t expect, and we in the synagogue community delivered, we stepped up to this moment.”
I was the first woman ordained as a rabbi in Israel. Zoom shul surfing allowed me to see how many female rabbis have come after me.
Online Rosh Hashanah services saw packed virtual pews. Will the numbers translate into financial support for synagogues?
During the Days of Judgment, incongruously, God leaves the throne of judgement for the throne of mercy.
This Yom Kippur won’t be so different for me — last year too I stayed home, drank coffee, smoked. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t holy.
I actually missed the hungry stomach growl while I chanted in my living room.
Yes, it’s more work to organize your own High Holidays - but it also connects you more deeply to the practice.
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“The blowing of the shofar should not be changed in any way.”