High Holy Days

Each year the Pardes Hannah community selects a theme to guide us through the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe). Community members reflect on this theme, and at various points during the services, share some way its key concepts have resonated in their lives. It is one of the ways that we, as a community, do heshbon nefesh (spiritual account-taking) for the year past, while opening up new personal and communal “heart-space” for the year that is a-borning.

This year

 5778/ 2018

Ve-taher libenu le-ovedekha be-emet

Purify our hearts so we may serve You—and serve our communities and serve our planet–in truth

Reflections on the theme from Reb Elliot Ginsburg

As musical accompaniment for our davenen: consider two texts on the Pure Heart…one taking off from the Liturgy (R. Zalman) and the other an excerpt from Psalm 51.

The following YouTubes for Psalm 51: Lev Tahor/Pure Heart (one version in in Hebrew and one in English) are from the Jerusalem Renewal Community Nava Tehila

Past years 

 5777/ 2017

Gosher Gesharim: Creating webs of radical connection

Reflections on the theme from Reb Elliot Ginsburg 

5776/ 2016

Mishkan / Sanctuary

Reflections on the theme from Reb Elliot Ginsburg

Lekha eli teshuqati (Diwan ha-Lev)

Lekha eli teshuqati (Hayim Yisrael)

5775/ 2015

Shalom, Large and Small

Reflections on the theme from Reb Elliot Ginsberg

5774/ 2014

Weaving the Generations:  Mi-dor le-Door

Reflections on the theme from Reb Elliot Ginsberg