Weekly Newsletter – September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020  / 29 Elul 5780

Shabbat Begins: 7:00 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 8:03 p.m.   
Parsha: Rosh Hashanah: Genesis 21:1 – 34

At the end of the day on Thursday, Rabbi Berger went around to all classes to blow the shofar before the start of Rosh Hashanah. 

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are known together as the High Holidays or the Days of Awe. So what exactly is it that is so “high” and so “awesome” about these days? Interestingly, these High Holidays were not originally together as a pair. In fact, the first Rosh Hashanah took place more than 2000 years before the first Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is a day of judgment. It harkens back to the day of our creation and forces us to ask ourselves if we moved ourselves and the world forward or backward over the past year. Yom Kippur is the day on which we stand in front of God and recall all the things we’ve done wrong and ask for forgiveness. 

For some reason, the Torah ties both holidays together, and to me there seems to be a problem in doing so. Why should Yom Kippur, when we ask for forgiveness for our wrongdoings, come after the judgment has already taken place? 

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L-R: Giovanna Braunstein Markman, Alex Mogyoros, Joelle Schaffer, and Roi Jankelowitz

Every year, King David alumni respond to our callout for volunteers to deliver Rosh Hashanah gifts for us. It’s such a joy to have graduates who want to stay connected to our King David Family! While we only have photos of four collecting packages, we extend our thanks to Rachel Bugis, Shane Golden, Elliott Grubner, Roi Jankelowitz, Giovanna Braunstein Markman, Alex Mogyoros, and Joelle Schaffer.

L’Shanah Tovah U’Metuka and Shabbat Shalom!


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