The spaciousness of the Days of Awe allows each of us to reflect on the difficulty, pain, and loss
we endured throughout the past year, as well the accomplishments, blessings, and joy. It is in this
“Pave a road, pave a road. Clear a path! Remove the obstacles from my people’s path.” These
are the words of the Prophet Isaiah that we take to heart on Yom Kippur.
Tonight marks the start of the New Year, 5779. Next month, immediately after the High Holidays. I will leave for Israel to officiate at the wedding of my best friend's daughter. I plan to return to Kingston one week later, assuming I am not arrested.
Kindness, Compassion, Integrity, Honesty…
The Challenge of Living
“And you wait, await the one thing that will infinitely increase your life; the gigantic, the stupendous, the awakening…” These words are from a poem by Rilke that we read during our contemplative Selichot service.