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Day of Atonement: Atonement for What?
Day of Atonement: Atonement for What?
We often relate to our religious life on a technical level: Do / Don't; Develop / Don't develop particular feelings. In turn our perception of teshuva is grounded in this kind of understanding. Some Hassidic texts suggest that the challenge of religious life should be conceived on a different scale.
Yom Kippur or the Challenge of Authenticity
Yom Kippur or the Challenge of Authenticity
The central motive of Yom Kippur is teshuva (Repentance). In order to engage in the process of teshuva, one must first come to terms with oneself. Several elements of the Yom Kippur service are meant to enable us to engage on the challenging path of authenticity. Part of the Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holy Day Lecture Series.
Voices of Our Fathers: The Patriarchs and Today’s Challenge of Prayer
Voices of Our Fathers: The Patriarchs and Today’s Challenge of Prayer