A Jewish New Year wake up call
Rosh Hashanah is a time to scrutinize ourselves and our lives in the full context of reality, to discover where we have been blind, where we have fallen asleep.
My alarm clock and I have a good relationship, and for most of the year it has a relatively easy job. On the other hand, when the month of Elul comes around, the forgotten snooze button gets quite the workout as pre sunrise Selichot services begin. Perhaps it is no coincidence that it is in sleep deprivation that our tradition prepares us to meet our Maker on the high holidays. After all, it is Maimonides who...
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