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Yom Kippur-The Best Holiday Yet?

Posted by: erika on: September 30, 2013

I know what you’re thinking. How can Yom Kippur, the day of Atonement, the day of chest thumping, the day of the endless synagogue service, the day with out food, without water where we dress in the same sack cloths we should be buried in, how can that day be the best holiday yet? Two […]

Kol Nidre

Posted by: erika on: September 24, 2012

From a Kol Nidre sermon in 5769 …A generation later millions of Jews who had survived the Holocaust wandered in search of communities and a way of life that had been shattered, like the windows of their homes and businesses on Kristallnacht. One who emerged out of the fires of the Shoah was Reb Leizer. […]

Yom Kippur

Posted by: erika on: September 18, 2010

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=PopzXbvXmJ4&vq=small#t=65] Last night I went to a new synagogue for Kol Nidre services, alone.  Despite being in another large congregation of Jews so technically I wasn’t alone, I felt incredibly by myself.  A sweet, older lesbian couple sat down next to me and introduced themselves.  Did I look gay?  or was it that I was […]


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