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Now and Forever, S'lichot

Alden Solovy
The prayers and tunes of S’lichot are meant to crack into our yearnings for all that is good, righteous and holy, and to point us toward our own errors. We’ve put stumbling blocks in front of...  more
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Counting Down to Rosh Hashanah

Ariana Katz
For me, living in two civilizations means that they inform one another. When I blow my New Years Eve party horn in the winter, I remember the echoes of the shofar in the fall. I love a New Year’s...  more
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A Solar Eclipse Deserves a Blessing

By Roger Price
Jewish tradition considers an eclipse to be a bad omen. But it should be seen as an occasion for a blessing. We are on a fantastic journey, over which we have precious little control. As our...  more
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Keeping the Faith: Resilience in the Jewish Tradition

By Rabbi Deborah Waxman
I’m thrilled to introduce Hashivenu, a new podcast that highlights resilience practices embedded in Jewish teaching and Jewish living. How has the Jewish people survived for millennia? It’s...  more
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A Ritual of Sending Challah to Kids in College

Sheri Lindner
Although I always seem to pick the hottest day of summer, it is a ritual whose heat and aroma wraps me in serenity, like the fine silk of a tallit. Although I always seem to pick the hottest day...  more
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Jumu’ah Mubaarakah and Shabbat Shalom

By Alden Solovy
There’s a test on everything here these days. Patience. Forgiveness. Understanding. “Shabbat Shalom (שבת שלום),” Mohammad said to me on Thursday after Ulpan, our intense Hebrew-language class. “...  more

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