Prayer

The Practices of Yom Kippur

Rabbi Aderet Drucker sent an email to her congregation, B’nai Shalom, explaining the practices of Yom Kippur. I am sharing them here with you. Don’t worry if you don’t do all these things. If one or more of them speaks to you, you can plan to include it next year. Before sunset on the eve…

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Finding Some Quietude in the Summer

  I saw an article titled, “How to Prepare Your Kids for Summer.” Wow, whose kids are these? Are they from Mars and unaccustomed to our atmosphere? The way my kids prepare for summer is with whoops and hollers. Summer is utter freedom, no homework, sleep late and dig for emeralds in the backyard. Yes,…

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Secrets of the Synagogue Sanctuary

Secrets of the (Synagogue) Sanctuary Most Americans have never been inside a synagogue. Those that have may not know the parts of the sanctuary and their meaning. What is the bema? What’s the Eternal Light and is it really eternal? Do Jews kneel? Where should you sit? Should visitors wear head coverings? What about prayer…

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What is Spirituality?

I have to share this event with you — it looks absolutely fascinating. Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger’s sermon will be What is Spirituality? Implications from Cognitive Science. Oneg with a book signing to follow. You can purchase a copy of his book after the service, or bring your own for author signing. Friday, January 11 8pm…

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