Are You Ready For Rosh Hashanah?


For the ten days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, this book offers a daily biblical or rabbinic themed essay, passages for textual study, and a practical exercise for self-improvement. Return offers an engaging dialogue with both text and self, empowering Jews of all backgrounds to connect to the Days of Awe.


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SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

The Season of Change

Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies
— Leviticus 22:2-3

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that fall is the time people make their most serious changes. In other words, September is the new January. September catalyzes small changes in how we live, what we buy and what goals we set. "Families put routines back in place, enforce bedtimes and pack lunches. People clear clutter out and vow to plan and cook healthy meals." The fall is apparently the most popular time to make weddings - who knew? It is also when gym memberships spike, Weight Watcher memberships jump, grocery store sales rise and skincare product sales bump.

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