Virtual High Holiday Box
Your Virtual Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur Box holds many ways to celebrate the holiday. Choose what nurtures you. Listen, watch or read. (Rosh Hashanah, September 25-27; Yom Kippur, October 4-5)
Rabbi David G. Winship sees the seeds of the new year in the core of an apple.
Being a religious Jew can offer us wisdom, practices and ethical mandates. Equally, it can help us find a community that pushes us beyond our individual preoccupations and helps us to live out the interdependence that celebrates our happiest moments and supports us when we are most heartbroken.
Join Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg in guided meditation and reflection as she examines the multifaceted role of “breath” on Rosh Hashanah. She invites us to imagine the phrase, “I can’t breathe,” as the crying out of the shofar, calling on us to wake up to the systematic oppression in which many of us live and prosper.
Hila Ratzabi developed this tashlikh ritual, inspired by a teaching in Bereishit Rabbah, which may be performed any time on the first or second day of Rosh Hashanah. It is an opportunity to reflect on the past year and let go of what is no longer serving us.
Rabbis Deborah Waxman and Sandra Lawson, discuss their respective processes of preparing for the High Holidays. They share how, as human beings, they undertake an accounting of the soul, leading to repentance for their own actions and forgiveness towards others.
Mizrahi Jews, originally from eastern Asian countries such as Iraq and Iran, have a colorful and unique way of celebrating Jewish holidays with food. Adva Chattler shares a special Mizrahi fish recipe that her family enjoys every year on Rosh Hashanah.
Rabbi Alan LaPayover chants the ancient Yom Kippur prayer, Kol Nidre.
How can we gather the courage to confront ourselves honestly and compassionately so that we can somehow realize a fresh start? Lisa Braun Glazer offers her thoughts.