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In Approaching the High Holy Days, It Pays to Take Time to Prepare


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/high_holy_days/article/in_approaching_the_high_holy_days_it_pays_to_take_time_to_prepare_20090909

First, my confession. And it comes with a slice of guilt. I never liked the High Holy Days. In fact, as the thoughts of family and friend-filled Passover seders would start to fade each year, I would begin to think about the impending Days of Awe with a knot in my stomach and a distaste in my mouth that even the thought of sweet apples and honey could do little to relieve. What’s worse is that as a Jewish educator, I would be charged each September to teach about the meaningfulness of these Tishrei days: the opportunity to reflect, to return, to become a better person.

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