Wait! Come Back!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how – if you are going to only going to attend shul infrequently – Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are possibly the two worst choices for your visits (Twice a Year). This morning, the day after what is arguably the longest and hardest day of the year to be Jewish, I realized that the Rabbis of old weren’t dumb. They saw that after the prayer marathon that... read more

Longest. Interview. Ever.

Here in the hours before Yom Kippur, I’ll give, as some final thoughts, the words of my oldest daughter. As the family discussed (for her, it is probably the gajillionth time) what Yom Kippur means, and the idea of Teshuvah (repentance) with the framework of Yom Kippur, I pointed out (as I did in “Interview Season“) that this observance is not a time for us to look back. THAT –... read more