G'mar Hatima Tovah from the Ziegler School

posted on October 3, 2014

Dear Friends, 

In just a few days we'll all stand together on Yom Kippur, physically distant from one another, but powerfully connected by the shared openness in our hearts - to deeply loving, intentionally living, and thoughtfully forgiving. Kol Yisra'el Aravin Zeh La-Zeh. All Jews - that were, that are, that will be - are inextricably bound together in service of God, Torah, and Israel. We feel much gratitude for being able to share in this journey together with you, imagining a present and future that is worthy of our rich past. 

So that we can prepare for these beautiful moments of prayer and introspection, here are a few recent additions to our digital reservoir that you may find helpful. Enjoy! 

1) Rabbi Brad Artson's latest Rosh Hashanah Sermons:  

The King is in the Field: What Israel Is For Us, What We Are For Israel  

http://www.zieglertorah.org/2014/09/29/israel-rabbi-brad-artson/  

Transitions: Approaching the Future  

http://www.zieglertorah.org/2014/09/29/transitions-rabbi-brad-artson/  

2) Rabbi Elliot Dorff's Short Yom Kippur Video:  

The Slow and Steady Process of Teshuvah  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywHzupUOwfM&list=UUK_ia3mLcQfLYiahr_Tu7BQ 

3) Reb Mimi Feigelson's latest podcast:  

Yom Kippur: Is It About What Was or What Could Have Been? 

http://www.zieglertorah.org/2014/09/30/yom-kippur-is-it-about-what-was-or-what-could-have-been-reb-mimi-feigelson/ 

4) Dr. Aryeh Cohen's latest teaching on repentance:  

Teshuvah Inside and Out: How We Change the World By Changing Ourselves  

http://podcast.occsp.org/wp/2014/09/21/csp-tshuvah-inside-and-out-how-we-change-the-world-through-changing-ourselves/ 

5) Rabbi Aaron Alexander's short halakhah lesson on the Yom Kippur Fast: When Too Much Piety Subverts Religious Values  

http://www.zieglertorah.org/2014/10/01/when-too-much-piety-is-dangerous-fasting-on-yom-kippur/

Of course, we continually update our Holy Day Resource Page, filled with multiple ways to help you prepare for Yom Kippur. You can find it here: http://www.zieglertorah.org/2013/08/22/high-holiday-resources-20135774/ 

G'mar Tov, 

Rabbi Aaron Alexander
Associate Dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies