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Yom Kippur 2010

Being As Brave As God This Yom Kippur

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Are we willing to be as brave as God? Seeking and granting forgiveness will make us feel vulnerable, if we are serious about what we are doing, and making ourselves vulnerable takes real courage.

Yom Kippur, 2010 -- I Plead Guilty

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bradley Burston

May our children see each other for what they are, sisters and brothers. And after all that they've gone through, for their sake if not for ours, inscribe them for a year of peace.

Isaiah, Kafka's Leopard and Subersive Prayer: Thoughts for Yom Kippur

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

And Yom Kippur is rolling around again. Let us let God's leopard loose on Yom Kippur. May we in Isaiah's name let "subversive" prayer leap from the letters in the prayerbook.

Be A Teacher, Not A Judge: The Essence Of Yom Kippur

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

A primary cause of incivility in public discourse emanates from arrogating to ourselves the role of Judge. On this the Jewish tradition is clear: we are not the Judge. At our best, as my friend pointed out, we may be a teacher.

Americans And The Problem Of Sin: Yom Kippur Reflections

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

For too long, the left has focused on building systems of government that are just and fair while ignoring individual sin; the right has focused on individual sin and personal redemption while saying little about just societies.

A Reflection for the Jewish New Year: The Chaos We All Share

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

Those who are abused often abuse, and those hated so mercilessly and sadistically often feel they have earned the right to hate and do damage and destroy without doubt.

Let Us Begin: Celebrating The Mikveh Water's Power To Renew

Anita Diamant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anita Diamant

The mikveh feels a little like the womb. But you can't stay under long, no matter how lovely the sound and sensation of your splashing heart. You have to get out of the water, where the rest of this life is waiting to begin.