Tag Archive: days of awe

Sep 28 2014

And Yet. . .

During the month of Elul, culminating on these Yamim Noraim, these Awesome Days, we look back over the year that is drawing to a close with an eye towards where in our lives we might want to push that “restart” button as we enter 5775. Our goal is an unfiltered, searingly honest review of our …

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Sep 13 2013

Reflections on the Yamim Noraim- Temple Chai Spiritual Leaders

    Erev Rosh HaShanah– Rabbi Mari Chernow  S. Y. Agnon tells the story[1] of a young man who became estranged from his father, the king. The son left his father’s palace and wandered from village to village and from city to city. His clothes became tattered and torn. His face changed so that he …

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Sep 16 2012

Avinu Malkenu- Save Us!

Last Sat night, we ushered in the Yamim Noraim, the days of awe, with an awesomely moving Selichot service, One thing struck me, though- the translation of the prayer Avinua Malkenu. In this prayer, we beg God to treat us with grace, to answer us- we acknowledge that we need compassion beyond the merits of …

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