Machzor Blog: A Sin By Any Oth...

Dec 30, 2012 by

Folks out there – colleagues and laypeople alike – feel quite strongly about the use of the word “sin” in the new machzor. Or so it...

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Machzor Blog: Piyyutim and the...

Dec 17, 2012 by

There was a time, more than century and a half ago, when piyyutim were seen largely as a kind of cultural burden to be cast aside in...

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Machzor Blog: Faithful Transla...

Dec 6, 2012 by

Some Rabbinic texts suggest that the first translation of the Torah into Greek received a kind of divine imprimatur by the Holy One...

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Machzor Blog: How “current” sh...

Nov 30, 2012 by

There are those who look to a prayer book to reflect – in language and in tone – the lives we aspire to live.  The words of prayer...

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