High Holidays
The High Holidays: Everyone’s Holiday

The High Holidays: Everyone’s Holiday

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz When I think about the High Holidays, I picture synagogues full of Jews, the men wrapped in snow-white prayer shawls swaying silently, the women praying fervently. They are Jewish holidays and the pinnacle of the...

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The Still Small Voice of the Shofar

The Still Small Voice of the Shofar

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz I had the remarkable merit of learning in Yeshiva (school for Torah study) with Barya Shachter, now a truly inspirational leader of a spiritual community. He is the son of Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the...

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King David’s Lesson in Faith

King David’s Lesson in Faith

By Chaim Barzel The late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, told the following story: “It happened in one synagogue in London that the chazzan (cantor) on Shemini Atzeret (Eight Day of Assembly)...

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