While serving a congregation for the High Holidays, I worked with Cantor David M. Presler who is from south Florida. He has a unique style of chanting and he sent JSA some brief selections of [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: This guest posting is from Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel, Congregation Emanu-El, Redlands, CA. This past summer, I flew back and forth to Iowa three separate times spending several weeks with my 94-year old mother. [Read more…]
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e are in our month of spiritual preparation. What is spirituality? The best definition for me is for a person to have meaning and purpose in life, and to attach ourselves to something more [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: Rabbi Cary Kozberg has been Director of Spiritual Life at Wexner Heritage Village in Columbus, OH, since 1989. His responsibilities include overseeing the religious and spiritual nurturing of residents, family members and staff [Read more…]
A Sermon by Rabbi Gary M. Bretton-Granatoor Vice President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism Congregation Shirat HaYam, Nantucket “…I have set before you life or death, blessing or curse; choose life, therefore, that [Read more…]
The High Holidays are over and the year has begun–in earnest. The pace of life has returned and “routine” has ben re-established. Yet, for most of us the routine is that there is no routine.
With the ending of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, the Jewish calendar focuses on the first of our three Festivals, Sukkot. The symbol of the fragile dwelling place, the sukkah, is increasingly popular. More and more [Read more…]
Adam, the first human, was created on the 6th day. The sun shone for him throughout the entire first day, Shabbat, but he became frightened when he saw darkness encroaching at the conclusion of this [Read more…]