RH Day 1

“Why Am I Coming to Services on the High Holidays?”

One of the highlights on the rabbinical calendar is the preparation of the High Holiday sermons. I don’t mean to diminish its importance, and I am fully aware that there are larger numbers of congregants hearing my remarks over these next few days than will be the case over any of the following 50 weeks. I can’t help but feel that I should not be investing an inordinate amount of time into the preparation of these remarks as compared to those that I deliver on a weekly basis throughout the year.

Nevertheless, there is that reality of expectations that I still need to respect, for now at least this year.

So like many other rabbis, I began to draft my thoughts over the last month or so with the prospect of developing them into full blown sermonic messages.

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