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Yom Kippur 5782 – 100 Generations in One Room

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Growing up as a secular Jew in Israel, prepared me to feel equally uncomfortable in all religious settings, yet raising my family in the Modern Orthodox tradition, I learned the customs and rituals well enough to feel at ease in most congregations. From Orthodox, to Conservative, Chabad, Carlebach and sometimes Renewal, their houses of worship had become my home for Shabbat, Yom Tov and even daily Minyan at different periods in my life. Yet none of these traditions could prepare me for the Yom Kippur I experienced this past week at The Boyaner, my Shtiebel on the Upper West Side in New York City, where I’ve been davening for the past six months.

My forty-three-year exposure to Jewish prayer has been based on the Chasidic melodies of Reb Shlomo Carlebach........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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