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Repentance, Prayer and Tzedakah: A New Year Greeting from Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin

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“….But Repentance, Prayer and Tzedakah Avert the Severe Decree.”

Rabbi Professor David Golinkin, President of The Schechter Institutes, examines Unetane Tokef, the poem that has been a part of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur liturgy for centuries. New interpretations offer ways of making sense of this theologically challenging prayer so that all of us can find points of connection.

Read the accompanying article and watch the video below:

David Golinkin is President of The Schechter Institutes, Inc. and President Emeritus of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. For twenty years he served as Chair of the Va’ad Halakhah (Law Committee) of the Rabbinical Assembly which gives halakhic guidance to the Masorti Movement in Israel. He is the founder and director of the Institute of Applied Halakhah at Schechter and also directs the Center for Women in Jewish Law. Rabbi Professor Golinkin made aliyah in 1972, earning a BA in Jewish History and two teaching certificates from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He received an MA in Rabbinics and a PhD in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he was also ordained as Rabbi. For a complete bio click here.

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