Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Rabbi Howard A. Addison
HA'AZINU, Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52 This week's portion, Ha'azinu, begins with an imperative -- "Hear!" Before his passing Moses composed an epic poem recounting the triumphs and travails of Israel's wanderings. He warned his listeners of the pitfalls that would lie ahead upon entering the Promised Land. Heaven and Earth were summoned as witnesses to a renewed covenant solemnized on the Jordan...
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The year 5769 would seem to have provided no shortage of material for High Holiday sermons. The last 12 months have been defined in part by a deepening recession; a war in Gaza, as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan; financial scandals; the growing threat from Iran; as well as a heated debate over the future of health insurance on...
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The sweet smell of fall is in the air, and the High Holidays are upon us. It's the time for fresh fruits and vegetables like apples and squash, pumpkin and pomegranates. As orange is the color du jour , carrots also make their mark in the form of a warm tzimmes. What you might try that's a bit different are...
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There's still time to whip up your menu
By:
Keri Fisher
NOSH Every year, many of us spend days preparing a festive Rosh Hashanah dinner, with hours spent behind the stove, and not enough time spent with friends and loved ones. The resulting dinners are, of course, well worth the effort, but sometimes, wouldn't you rather be out of the kitchen in about an hour? This meal celebrates the New Year...
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By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
ROSH HASHANAH One of the most resonant prayers of the Rosh Hashanah liturgy is the piyyut , or "poem," known by its first two words, "U'netaneh Tokef" -- "Let us declare the powerful holiness of this day." The origins of this haunting litany are mysterious, intensifying the impact of the words -- "On Rosh Hashanah it is recorded and on...
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