Category Archives: High Holidays

Forgiveness – Thoughts for Elul 5777

Elul, the last month of the Jewish year, can be a time of introspection and reflection. Rather than appealing beyond our world for forgiveness, we can turn to each other to both ask and offer a new chance, and we … Continue reading

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Forbidden Phrases for the New Year 5778

These talks will be part of High Holiday services in September 2017 for Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation and later available on The Kol Hadash Podcast and as separate posts here (adult events only). If you are interested in celebrating the Jewish New Year with us in Deerfield, … Continue reading

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This We Believe – High Holidays 2016/5777

This we believe: this world, this life, these hands…and you. Continue reading

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The Simplest Things – High Holidays 2015/5776

These talks will be delivered at High Holiday services this September for Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation, and later available through The Kol Hadash Podcast. If you’re interested in celebrating the Jewish New Year with us in Deerfield, Illinois, please email our office or call 847-383-5184. The … Continue reading

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Why Bother? High Holidays 2014/5775

These talks will be delivered at High Holiday services this September/October for Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation, and later available through The Kol Hadash Podcast. If you’re interested in celebrating the Jewish New Year with us in Deerfield, Illinois, please email our office or call 847-383-5184. Why … Continue reading

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Goodbye to 5773

As we prepare for Yom Kippur and the end of another Jewish New Year season, I was reminded of last year’s High Holiday sermons on “Our Torah” from the perspective of Humanistic Judaism. If you don’t mind experiencing them a year … Continue reading

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History of the High Holidays

A version of this post was originally published as a brochure by the Society for Humanistic Judaism. Those seeking more information are encouraged to read The Guide to Jewish Holy Days by Hayyim Schauss. Or you can see what I’ll be … Continue reading

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