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  • Ready for Judgment?

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    This week ushers in Elul, the month when Jews traditionally prepare for the High Holidays. In anticipation of the Day of Judgment, we judge ourselves, conducting a full cheshbon hanefesh (accounting of the soul). The Torah portion Re'eh can serve as a checklist for forgiveness,...

  • Rosh Hashana 5763

    By Abby Gilad

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    So, what do math and Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, have in common. On this day, Jews are supposed to do a cheshbon hanefesh. This literally means "accounting of the soul." We count up and categorize all the actions we've taken, and all the thoughts we've had during the year: How...

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