Tishrei is about the journey, rather than getting to the finish line.
One of the favorite “great insights” of apikorsim is their opt-repeated claim that our holidays originated as agricultural festivals and follow the natural order of the seasons. Only “later”, they say, “the Rabbis” superimposed historical or spiritual meaning upon the festivals. That nature and history are one, that they have one Source, that there can […]
Numerous times in the Scriptures we find the prophets reprimanding people for behavior that resembles drunkenness, although they were not imbibing; as for example, “They blundered, although not with wine; they erred, although not with ale” (Isaiah). It should come as no surprise, therefore, that I have been able to utilize insights gathered from […]
The shofar-blast of Rosh Hashanah reverberates back to our earliest Jewish past and ahead to our repentance in the End of Days. How are we to understand its significance in the present? At four intervals the world is judged…On Rosh Hashanah all mankind pass before Him in single file like sheep. (Mishnah Rosh Hashanah 1:2) […]