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Minyan is a quorum of ten and it is a Jewish tradition to pray with a quorum. In fact, the holiest parts of prayer, the sanctification of G-d’s name and the chanting from the Torah, may only occur in the presence of a minyan. We believe that our prayers have …

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Rosh Hashanah: Humility

September 20, 2014 – 11:19 pm | 1,932 views
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Shabbat of Penance
The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are Aseret Yemei Teshuva, the ten days of penance and the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is Shabbat Shuva, the Shabbat of return. This year, the two days of Rosh Hashana lead directly into the Shabbat of return.

Rosh Hashanah: The Meaning of Repetance

September 4, 2013 – 3:30 pm | 10,688 views
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Return
The High Holidays are a time for Teshuva, repentance. We are meant to reflect on the things we did wrong and correct them and on the things we did well and strengthen them.
I looked up the word repentance at www.dictionary.com and found the following definition. “To feel sorry, self-reproachful, or …

Rosh Hashanah: L’chaim – To Life

September 9, 2012 – 2:52 am | 8,095 views
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Annual Allotments
On Rosh Hashanah, the anniversary of the world’s creation or more specifically the creation of humanity, the creator sits in judgment of the world He created. Every year He judges anew, are we worthy of another year? Does His little project, the one we call the universe, deserve a …

Rosh Hashanah: Making A Tzimmes of Tzimmes

September 25, 2011 – 3:24 am | 5,162 views
making a tzimmes of tzimmes

Head or Hair?
Rosh Hashanah is not just the first day of the year, it is the head of the year.  A head serves two purposes: It is a platform for hair, as in a beautiful head of hair, and a housing apparatus for the brain.
The head is the seat of …

Rosh Hashanah: The Shofar Cries; A Nation Journeys

September 15, 2010 – 3:32 pm | 5,625 views
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The Cry
Its plaintive sound sets the heart throbbing; its haunting cry like the sob of a young child. It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment, and the sound we speak of is the call of the Shofar. Tekiah, the long plain blast, is the drawn out howl a child emits …

Rosh Hashanah: The Shofar – Humility and Strength

August 14, 2009 – 8:33 pm | 2,372 views
Shofar

Three Blasts
On the holiday of Rosh Hashanah we sound three variations of Shofar blasts. tekiah, a long blast, shevarim and teruah, variations of short blasts. Each set of blasts begins with a tekiah, followed by a shevarim or teruah, and concludes with a tekiah. The shevarim and teruah are thus …

A Unique Rosh Hashanah

September 28, 2008 – 2:31 am | 2,083 views
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Is it Rosh Hashanah again?
Last Rosh Hashanah was thirteen months ago, but it seems like almost yesterday. There was a time when a year loomed eternal, but as I grow older, and I’m sure you relate to this, the years grow shorter and shorter; they take less and less time …

Rosh Hashanah: Loving Silence

September 2, 2007 – 4:06 am | 2,141 views
the season of prayer

Does He Answer?
Rabbi,” she said, “The Torah states that G-d responds to our prayers and grants the favors we request, yet he has ignored my prayers. (1) I’ve been praying for months and my condition hasn’t improved.”