Small Healings for a Strong Community: Jewish New Year Practices
Small Healings for a Strong Community: Jewish New Year Practices – The Jewish New Year always begins with small acts of interpersonal healing. Each fall, we learn together about repentance, forgiveness and atonement. Then we reach out to repair the small ruptures that stress friendships. And we take a deeper look at the bigger hurts that haunt us. While it is not always easy, it always strengthens our community.
Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan-Kaplan is Director of Inter-Religious Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology and Rabbi Emerita of Or Shalom Synagogue. She is author of The Infinity Inside: Jewish Spiritual Practice Through a Multifaith Lens. Laura lives in Vancouver with her husband/musical partner Charles, their young adult children, and a changing array of companion animals.