No inspiration without perspiration: The key to meaningful Judaism
Instead of blaming rabbis for ineffectively engaging congregants at High Holy Day services, disengaged Jews would do well to realize what's really boring them at synagogue.
Just before the High Holy Days, a panic seizes many Jews. Those who rarely, if ever, step foot in synagogue the rest of the year feel compelled to attend worship on the Days of Awe. They come despite knowing that when they do, they will find the services uninspiring and boring, totally disconnected from the real world or their real lives. The banality and meaninglessness of it all confirms to many why they reject...
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