Posts in Rosh Hashanah
She Is On Her Way: Rabbi Adina's Erev Rosh Hashanah Drash

By Rabbi Adina Allen

The passageway of new life into this world requires - both physically and psychologically - openness, loosening and softness. A softness that carries with it strength, courage and total presence to the act at hand.  Another world is not only possible. May Rosh Hashanah allow us to soften our gaze so that when we look upon each other, we see that, in us and through us, she is on her way.

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On Beauty and Grief: Rabbi Adina’s Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Drash

By Rabbi Adina Allen

On Rosh Hashanah we recite the piyut “Hayom.” In this liturgical poem we say over and again “Hayom, hayom, hayom - today, today, today.” So, today, rather than focusing on the “what ifs” and “what could bes” of the future, let’s reground in the here and now with a question that doesn’t require a keyboard or experts or predictions to help us answer it, but rather asks us to just be; to be present in this very moment; and to open up our hearts to the wonder of existence that is constantly calling to us, waiting for us to return home to it. Instead of asking “How is this all going to end?” let’s ask “Why is the world so beautiful?” 

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