Tag Archives: yom kippur

Correct Sin-Tax

Teshuva is the Jewish way to pay our ‘sin taxes.’ Aveira is one of the Hebrew words for transgression. In my mind, it resonates with the English word, ‘over.’

Read More »

Kapparot: The Yom Kippur Tradition of Chicken Twirling

A mother, father, son and daughter. The father holds a rooster over the son's head.

For some 1,000 years, many Ashkenazi Jews have observed the same ritual every Yom Kippur Eve — waving a chicken over their head. From the start, the practice was controversial among rabbinical scholars, and even today, it continues to ruffle feathers. (Sorry, couldn't resist).

Read More »

What Do Jews Mean by Repentance (Teshuvah)?

The sound of the shofar at Rosh Hashanah, the great 12th-century Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides wrote, is a wake-up call for the soul. Its message: "Arise from your slumber! Search your ways and return in teshuvah and remember your Creator!"

Read More »

A Price Tag on People?

The summer of 2001 my world changed. It was the year I moved to Boulder, Colorado. A few weeks later, 9/11 changed the world. That twenty-year memory became more vivid this September by watching a sterling performance by Michael Keaton as the lawyer Kenneth Feinberg who was in charge of allocating funds to the families of the victims.

Read More »

Join CBS Under the Big Tent for Yom Kippur

Bonai Shalom invites you to join them under their tent for Yom Kippur at their newly renovated shul at 1527 Cherryvale Road! Tickets are still available for purchase by calling the office at 303-442-6605.

Read More »

Comprehensive Listing of High Holiday Services and Programs

Jewish Together – Boulder has once again compiled a listing of High Holiday services and related programs on its website. Even free and last minute options!

Read More »