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Rosh Hashanah 5763 - September 6, 2002

High Holiday: a Rosh Hashanah Anthology

The Cry of the Shofar: Two Chassidic Parables... Sweet: A Divine Revelation... The 48-hour Brain... Cooking the Year... The Waking of Creation...
Rosh Hashanah Torah Readings in a Nutshell
Remembrance and laughter, banishment and benevolence, seven sheep and a well, the ultimate sacrifice and the origin of Jerusalem.
A Pittsburgh Miracle

The warmth and the songs uplifted Marilyn in a way she hadn’t expected, creating a sense of openness inside her to whatever destiny had to offer.
In and Out

The doctor and a team of nurses surround the laboring woman. One wipes her furrowed brow with a damp cloth. Another grasps her clenched fist. Anticipation fills the sterile, white room
The Making of Sacred Time

Time, like every body, is punctuated by differences of shape, form and substance. The Hebrew month of Tishrei is the "brain" through which the soul of time flows before spreading its life force to the rest of the time-body
As the six-day workweek culminates in Shabbat, so, too, will the six millennia of our work and toil to make the world a home for G-d culminate in the Messianic Era -- "the day that is wholly Shabbat and tranquility, for life everlasting"
— Nachmanides (commentary on Genesis 1)
Print Magazine

In the month of Elul, the month before Rosh Hashanah, a signal goes out to every Jewish soul that it is time to return to the palace that is home.

It is a signal both subtle and loud.

Subtle, because it does not awaken even those who are closest—every soul must awaken itself. Loud, because it reaches those who have...