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Posts Tagged ‘teshuvah’

Dr. Stephen Goldman

With A Terminal Illness, What Do You Pray For This Yontef?

a reflection by Dr. Stephen Goldman L’shanah haba’ah b’Yerushalyim! These words end the final closing service every Yom Kippur. Our fasting (maybe) and praying are finished. We have just completed 10 of the most important days on our calendar. We do this, hopefully, every year. Each year we pray to be inscribed in the Book…

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Parshat Nitzavim

Weekly Torah Portion – We Are All In This Together

Parshat Nitzavim: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20; Isaiah 61:10-68:9. Parshat Nitzavim is one of my favorite Torah readings of the entire year: 1) because it contains so much meaningful information that demands reflection in a compact space and 2) because its emphasis on “return,” with its repeated use of the root “shuv,” is the perfect introduction to the…

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Rosh hashanah (jewish New Year holiday) concept. Traditional symbols.. Local rabbis share holiday message.

L’Shanah Tovah

The JN invited local rabbis to share a holiday message with the community. Turning & Returning This summer, for the first time in my life, I was arrested. I participated in the Poor People’s Campaign, six weeks of marches in Lansing and across America to bring attention to social and political issues. Thanks to the…

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man walking between two seas 12 steps to recovery, 12 steps, recovering addicts, high holidays, rosh hashanah, yom kippur, sukkot

12 Steps On The Spiritual Path

High Holidays provide inspiration for recovering addicts. The High Holiday season has a special meaning for most Jews, regardless of their level of observance. For those who are recovering from addiction, these holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, have a distinct significance. The 12 Steps, which serve as the guiding tenets of recovery…

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