Posts Tagged "yom kippur"

Who Will Live and Who Will Die

Who Will Live and Who Will Die

I have said often that I am not one for formalized prayer. I prefer to speak to God when I am ready to speak to Him, and to speak to Him using my own words…

Yom Kippur Memory

Yom Kippur Memory

I bless my kids every Friday night before kiddush. It moves me every single time. Sometimes to the point of tears. It’s my reconnection with the boys after busy weeks of to-ing and fro-ing. No…

Don’t Forget These Fasting Tips

Tips to Ensure an Easier Fast. [Originally posted in 2009] Gmar Chatimah Tovah!

Forgiveness is Freeing

Think about it. When you are angry it takes up a lot of your energy. It colours everything that you do or say. Until that anger is dissipated it eats away at you. Sometimes that…

Yesterday – my troubles didn’t seem so far away!

I spent the weekend in Monsey with my KoD. We had an awesome Shabbat and a very meaningful Yom Kippur together, our first. For the first time since I can remember I made it to…

Some thoughts on Yom Kippur

The Kosher Academic reposted her post on Yom Kippur, and I commented there but I wanted to expand on her thoughts and mine. I do not fast well at all. There have been fasts that…

Be Quiet, for God’s Sake!

I don’t know about you but I like the whole davening in shul thing. I like the liturgy, a touch of chazanut, a shtickle Carlebach niggun, a good speech from the rabbi, and I am…

Tips to Ensure an Easier Fast

Tips to Ensure an Easier Fast

Tips to Ensure an Easier Fast (from the OU website) By Ira Milner RD While some people fast with little difficulty, most of us expect to feel more or less bedraggled after only a few…

Yom Kippur Reflections

They did it again, my boys. They humbled me beyond belief with their excellent behaviour over the Fast. I always think that I could not possibly be prouder of them, and they unknowingly strive to…

Turning over a new leaf

With Yom Kippur fast approaching I wanted to share my new year’s resolutions with you. I don’t usually make resolutions, because I resolved not to keep them as it’s generally too hard and I have…

Days of Awe

  Awe – “an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime <stood in awe of the king> <regard nature’s wonders with awe> “, from Merriam Webster’s online dictionary.  …