Tag: Yom Kippur

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    A new National Geographic film about Jerusalem attempts to transcend the city’s reputation for conflict with sweeping imagery and personal stories of why the city is so loved. “Jerusalem to me is more than a city.” says Farah Ammouri, a young Muslim woman featured in the film. “Its beauty, its spirit, also my religion–but most importantly, it’s my family.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

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    “This is the rare time when you actually have dedicated moments to think, to reflect, to meditate. It doesn’t happen very often in our lives, and so this really is our chance to change who we are and therefore to change what becomes of us.” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “The richness of the melodies, the music—it leaves you with an indelible imprint” during the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, says Rabbi Joshua Maroof. More

    September 14, 2012 | Comments

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    “One day a year we make a journey in the company of the whole community of Israel—all of us together, each of us alone.”
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    September 16, 2010 | Comments

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    The blast of the shofar during the High Holy Days, says Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum, “sends a shiver. We can be better than we are.” More

    September 3, 2010 | Comments

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    Rabbi Irwin Kula of the National Center for Jewish Learning and Leadership says Yom Kippur and the High Holidays are about life, not death. The paradox, he says, is that “one of the great ways to focus ourselves on life is to think about death.” More

    September 25, 2009 | Comments

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    Read new translations of three psalms that are part of the liturgy of the Jewish High Holy Days. More

    September 25, 2009 | Comments

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    Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, says everything having to do with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is designed “to help us make teshuva, return to that deepest path that we know we want to be on.” More

    September 11, 2009 | Comments

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    "On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur thousands of people gather together and go through many, many prayers in which we ask ourselves, how have I done?"

    September 11, 2009 | Comments

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    Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, explains the Jewish High Holiday concepts of sin, repentance, and forgiveness. More

    September 26, 2008 | Comments

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