High Holy Day Resources – 2014/5775

As the Jewish holiday season hits full stride, the spiritual and physical preparation can feel somewhat daunting. Below you’ll find a wealth of resources to help prepare you for making the most out of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the days between. Enjoy, and feel free to share!

Days of Awe Themed Video:

The Slow and Steady Process of Teshuvah – From Rabbi Elliot Dorff (New!)

Birth, Rebirth, and Renewal – From Rabbi Brad Artson (New!)

From Groveling Servants to Proud Partners: Avinu Malkeinu – From Rabbi Adam Greenwald (New!)

The Unique Soul of Teshuvah – From Rabbis Cheryl Peretz and Aaron Alexander (New!)

Are You on a First Name basis with God?  – From Reb Mimi Feigelson (New!)

The 2013 videos of Rabbis Artson and Wolpe in conversation – 3-part series!

The 2012 Collection of Elul Inspired Videos – From LA luminaries (Artson, Wolpe, Brous, Levy, Feinstein and more)

The 2011 Collection of Elul Inspired Videos – From LA luminaries

The 2010 Collection of Elul Inspired Videos – From LA luminaries

Teshuvah and Heshbon Ha-Nefesh in A Time of Darkness – From Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, Hartman Institute  (New!)

Days of Awe themed videos from JTS

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The ‘I Forgive You’ video – From our friends at Ikar

The E-Scapegoat – From our friends at G-dcast

The SoCal Board of Rabbis HHD Retreat Videos – Featuring Rabbi Ricks Jacobs and more…


Days of Awe Themed Audio:

When Piety Subverts Religion: The Yom Kippur Fast – From Rabbi Aaron Alexander (New!)

The Laws of the Shofar Series – Rabbi Aaron Alexander (New!)

Transitions: Approaching the Future – From Rabbi Brad Artson (New!)

The King is in the Field: What Israel is for Us, What We Are for Israel – From Rabbi Brad Artson (New!)

On the Challenge of Forgiveness – Audio Class by Reb Mimi Feigelson

Yom Kippur: Is it about what was or what could have been? From Reb Mimi Feigelson

Laws of Rosh Hashanah Audio Series – Rabbi Aaron Alexander (scroll to bottom to begin)

On Repentance – Audio Class by Rabbi Brad Artson

On Prayer for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – Reb Mimi Feigelson

Assortment of Audio and Video Messages from www.zieglertorah.org

– 2013 sermons from Rabbi Sharon Brous, here.

– 2012 sermons from Rabbi Ed Feinstein, here.

– 2012 sermons from Rabbi David Wolpe, here.


Days of Awe themed writings:

Rosh Hashanah overview with text-study materials – Rabbi Mike Werbow

Yom Kippur overview with text-study materials – Rabbi Cheryl Peretz

On Repentance and Lost Property – Reb Mimi Feigelson

How are you planning to show up? ~Reb Mimi Feigelson  (New!)

On the Unetaneh Tokef – Rabbi Cheryl Peretz

On the Spiritual Rythm of Rosh Hashanah – Rabbi Jay Strear

On Rosh Hashanah and Radical Freedom – Rabbi Brad Artson

On Repentance and Justice – Dr. Aryeh Cohen

On Sanctifying and Desecrating God’s Name – Rabbi Aaron Alexander

On Repentance and Spinning Out of Control – Rabbi Brad Artson

On Repentance and Our Relationship with God – Dr. Gail Labovitz

On the Shofar and Silence – Rabbi Cheryl Peretz

On the Shofar – Rabbi Alan Lucas (Thanks to Rabbinical Assembly)

On the Zohar and Tishre Themes – Dr. Shaiya Rothberg

Daily Elul Kavannot/Reflections – Rabbi Elianna Yolkut

HHD sermons from Temple Beth Am – Rabbi Adam Kligfeld


Days of Awe Themed Source Sheets:

Traditional sources on the SOUL – compiled by Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Halakhic Sources on the Shofar sounding – compiled by Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Halakhic sources on the practice of Kapparot – compiled by Rabbi Aaron Alexander


Spanish Language Resources from Rabbi Juan Mejia:

Serie de videos sobre hiljot shofar, sukkah and lulav.

– Serie de videos sobre las leyes del arrepentimiento.

– Folleto en PDF con las selijot sefaradíes (con transliteración fonética y traducción al español).


And more from…

Resources from the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, here.

Resources from myjewishlearning.com, here.

Resources from the Rabbinical Assembly, here.

Resources from JTSA, here.

Resources from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, here.

Resources from Mechon Hadar, here.

Resources from Masorti Olami, here.


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