Author Archive: Adina Davies

Hineni: “I am ready” and “I am prepared

Shalom! I am so happy to be starting my third year serving BJEP as your Director.   As you might expect, the start of school and High Holiday preparations are always daunting for a Jewish professional and no prayer brings that point home more than the Hineni (הִנֵנִי), which reflects on the ability to pray […]

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Shavuot: The Festival Honoring Receiving the Torah

Written by Cantor Jeri Robins   Shavuot is one of my favorite holidays. It is the third of our three festival holidays, so-called because, in Temple times, Jews from all over would travel to Jerusalem to make sacrifices. In fact, in Hebrew, Shavuot, along with Sukkot and Pesach (Passover), are called the Shalosh Regalim ([literally] the three legs […]

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