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  • A Poem for the Month

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 4, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    This month has been full of loss.  I wrote this poem in response.

    We dream of beginnings without endings, blessings without sorrow.  Life without time, a soft spiritual impression a divine secret dwelling in our hearts, a yearning for an eternity of...

  • The Lessons of Yom Kippur

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Today you die. No one pronounces that horrible sentence on Yom Kippur, but it is true. Yom Kippur reenacts death. We wear white, like the shrouds we will one day be buried in. We do not eat, wash, procreate; we are as corpses. We recite the "Unetaneh Tokef," filled with graphic, even...
  • Ask Yourself God’s Questions

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When we arrive in heaven, the Talmudic sages wondered, what will God ask of us?

    This is not really a question about heaven. It is about how we live and how we locate eternity within life. The philosopher Franz Rosensweig explained that on Yom Kippur we are offered a look at our lives...