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A comprehensive guide to the High Holy Days from InterfaithFamily.com

Posted on September 10th, 2018
This article has been reprinted with permission from InterfaithFamily 


 

Among the items you'll find in the Guide:

  • What is the Meaning of the High Holy Days?
  • The Days In Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur & Being Together in Community
  • Symbols and Rituals
  • Fasting on Yom Kippur
  • The Shofar
  • Wearing White and Not Wearing Leather
  • How to Greet People during the High Holy Days
  • Tashlich: A Fun Accessible Ceremony
  • High Holy Days Food!
  • Celebrating High Holy Days with Kids & Family
  • Public Schools and the High Holy Days
  • Fun and Meaningful Activities; Great Storybooks for Young Kids
  • Planning Ahead
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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Posted on September 3rd, 2018
This article has been reprinted with permission from InterfaithFamily 


Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, are also known as the High Holy Days or the Days of Awe (Also referred to as the High Holidays). These holidays usually fall in September or October and are often characterized by long synagogue services and a focus on repentance.


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For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas about the High Holidays, visit Jvillage Network's High Holiday Guide.

 

Liberal Rabbis Increasingly Support Officiating Weddings With Non-Jewish Clergy

Posted on August 27th, 2018
Ari Feldman for The Forward


Rabbi Lev Baesh has co-officiated a wedding with a Native American chief on the shores of Lake Michigan. He conducted Paris’ first Catholic-Jewish ceremony. One time, he stood under the chuppah with a Hindu pundit; another, with a Shiite cleric. Things finally got tricky with an evangelical preacher — who’d been asked by the Jewish groom not to mention Jesus.


“During the wedding, when he was emoting and speaking off the cuff, it just came out,” Baesh remembered. “I watched [the groom’s] mother gasp for air.”


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