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Shavuot, Memorial Day and My Link to V-E Day

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 05.22.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

This year, America's observance of Memorial Day coincides with the second day of the Jewish festival of Shavuot when we say Yizkor, the memorial prayers in memory of our departed loved ones.

Writing the Next Act of Our Lives on Yom Kippur

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 09.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

On Yom Kippur, our day of renewal, our tradition provides us with stage directions and a powerful script. The day is further enriched by the improvisational theater that we provide ourselves.