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Rosh Hashanah Cheat Sheet

Our Rosh Hashanah cheat sheet to the rescue

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6 Ways to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah if You’re not Attending Services

6 ways to celebrate Rosh Hashanah outside synagogue

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High Holy Days with Kids Cheat Sheet

A quick primer on celebrating the Jewish new year with kids

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3 Alternatives for Tashlich with Kids

3 creative ways to do tashlich with kids

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All You Need is Chalk and Water for This Rosh Hashanah Ritual

For this fun new spin on tashlich, all you need is chalk

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Resolving to Practice

Tashlich, the Jewish New Year practice of symbolically casting our sins off into the water, was not something I knew much about growing up.

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Keep Judaism Wonderfully Weird

Years ago, a colleague of mine told me that as a rabbi, I should try to make Judaism, “cool,” At the time, I knew I was put off by this comment, but only years later do I fully understand why. What I love about Judaism is that it is generally “uncool.” In fact, it is […]

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Use Our eScapegoat to Carry Your Sins Away

As the High Holy Days approach, I like to start thinking about what I want to do differently next year, and that means atoning for last year’s sins. I find that if I wait for the act of Tashlich (tossing your sins, in the form of breadcrumbs into a flowing body of water) to think […]

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Getting Comfortable With The High Holidays

Rather than feeling overwhelmed by Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur services, this year, approach these awesome holiday observances in ways that allow you to fill what could be empty observances with both meaning and spirit.

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Fall Holiday Picture Book Round-Up

Sammy Spider looks at Jewish holidays from the outside and learns what they’re all about, painlessly. You can do the same with your kids.

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