High Holy Days HQ

Rabbi Neil Blumofe: High Holy Day Sermons:

Erev Rosh Hashanah:  Letting Go:

Based on my experiences camping this summer for a month, how do we live more consciously and with less?  In honor of the shemitah year (this year is a time when we leave the land fallow in the Land of Israel).  Inspired by the work of Hazon: The Jewish Lab for Sustainability (20:46)

Rosh Hashanah, Day 1:  A Cave Filled With Square Pegs:

What caves have we been in this year?  Who do we meet in our cave amid our grievances and gratitudes?  From Sedona, Arizona to Harvard University, we encounter various mystics and teachers from the Jewish tradition. (24:40)

Rosh Hashanah, Day 2:  Blue Mountain

A study of Genesis 22 — the Binding of Isaac.  What if the Divine Ask was not really a sacrifice, rather a plea to raise each other up, higher and higher, Lion King style?  Told from the top of Blue Mountain, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. (20:05)

Kol Nidrei: Learning Our Art Songs

Thoughts about Zionism, responding to the article, “Liberal Zionism and the Troubled Committed,” by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman in Sources: A Journal of Jewish Ideas, (Fall, 2021), and the work of the Shalom Hartman Institute.  From New Orleans, to Port Townsend, Washington via the Ley Lines described by SY Agnon (“The Fable of the Goat.”). (27:26)   

Yom Kippur (Yizkor): The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil: A Guided Visualization

This is a guided meditation/visualization to access the memories of those we cherish that leads us to the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Death) in the Garden of Eden.  From Sequoia National Park, California  Inspired by the work of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.  (30:49)

Rabbi Gail Swedroe: High Holy Day Sermons:

Kol Nidrei: To a Good Change