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A Feminist Prayer for Rosh Hashanah—In Honor of Hannah

May we be blessed this Rosh Hashanah that all our prayers are answered, as Hannah’s were answered, with joy and with gratitude. 

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Tashlich: A Ritual in Four Stations.

Tashlich is not just throwing bread into a body of water. It can be more. Here a rabbi describes how her children invented a meaningful ritual for the New Year. 

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Hearing the Shofar as a Baby’s Cry

Taking a step back from intellectual musings on the shofar, a rabbi taps into the raw emotions that this ritual offers. 

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“She’s Got a Ticket to Pray–But She Really Don’t Care”

Bafflement. Outrage. Humiliation. These are the emotions of one woman who is asked to pay a steep fee for synagogue entrance during the High Holidays.

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What It’s Like to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah When You Have OCD

I’ve been in therapy for about five months, and I’m wondering what it would look like to celebrate the Days of Awe in a way that is mentally healthy.

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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