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Let’s Talk About How We Talk: Yom Kippur 5782

One of the noteworthy features of our Yom Kippur liturgy is that the viddui, the list of transgressions we confess ten times over the course of this holy day, is dominated by sins of communication. Al het sh’hatanu b’vitu’i s’fatayim, … Continue reading

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Mad World: Kol Nidrei/Yom Kippur 5781

Once upon a time, there was a king who possessed the unique ability to read the stars and discern the future. One night, while gazing at the stars, the king learned a shocking piece of news: all of the produce … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need Likes to Be Loved

With your permission, I want to share something personal tonight. My hope is that, by baring a little of my soul, I might offer us all a new framework to embrace this holiday. Too often, we encounter Yom Kippur as … Continue reading

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The Quantified Life – Yom Kippur 5775

Little Emily waits at the bus stop for her first day of 3rd Grade. She’s excited – to reunite with her friends, share some summer stories, and get to know her new teachers – but there is little unfamiliar about … Continue reading

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Selfies are a Symptom; Judaism has the Disease’s Cure

The Oxford English Dictionary selected the word “selfie” as its “Word of the Year” for 2013. The selfie, a picture that one takes of oneself and uploads to social media, has become our era’s ubiquitous mode of self-expression. Of course, … Continue reading

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