Yom Kippur

Who Shall Live…

YOM KIPPUR MORNING 5770 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   At this juncture of our worship, we approach, Unetaneh Tokef, a theologically controversial prayer of the Holy Days. “Who shall live, who shall die, who by fire, who by water…” Many have...

 

The True Judge

YOM KIPPUR YIZKOR 5770 Rabbi Robert H. Loewy             Friends, today is known as Yom Hadin, the Day of Judgment. So let me begin my comments this afternoon with the story of a Jewish man appearing before a judge. He was suing for...

 

Promises To Keep

KOL NIDRE 5770 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy        Yom Kippur Eve…We make every effort to arrive on time. Latecomers are few. No one wants to miss Kol Nidre, perhaps the most powerful religious moment in our liturgical calendar. It has been...

 

Greif Is A Great Teacher

YOM KIPPUR YIZKOR 2011/5772 By Rabbi Robert H. Loewy   One of the meditative readings that has been part of our Reform liturgy for decades reads, “grief is a great teacher, when it sends us back to serve and bless the living.” We all...