rosh hashanah

To Forgive

Posted on September 26, 2017

Many years ago, when I taught Hebrew school, one of my favorite lessons to teach was the lesson about seeking forgiveness. To help young children understand, I would demonstrate by lightly tapping a doll or, in the very old days, a child’s arm. (I totally acknowledge that doing this today would be unacceptable.) So, I Continue Reading »

I Am a New Year

Posted on September 14, 2017

As we approach Selichot tomorrow evening, I would like to share my favorite reading. It was written by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins. It speaks to the chance we have to make the most of each day we are blessed with. We have the power to write on the pages of our lives, the stories we Continue Reading »