Monthly Archives: August 2018


The prayers during the High Holidays are long, but understanding the themes of the prayers can change the experience from slogging through page after page of obscure Hebrew prayers to reflecting on powerful themes and applying them to our own lives. The third prayer of the Amidah during the High […]

Why the Extra Page?


Sukkot On the holiday of Sukkot, we build booths and use them to eat our meals. The symbolism of the structure draws upon the impermanence of the Israelites wandering through the dessert, the joy of a harvest festival, as well as a theology of viewing God as a source of […]

Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret