Repenting For My Social Media Sins

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This is a very personal post, that in no way reflects how PunkTorah or any of its websites has been ran. There is some debate about whether or not our sins should be publicly accounted for on Yom Kippur. We sing Ashamnu and Al Chet on Yom Kippur as a kind of catch-all for sins […]

Has Anyone Seen My Kavanah?

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Okay, here’s the thing: while I typically possess the organizational skills of an ant with OCD, over this past year my every attempt at organization has been confounded. I believe that this is due, in large part, to my lifestyle becoming increasingly nomadic; and my resistance to this. In an effort to both conserve space […]

Online High Holidays Services at OneShul.org

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OneShul’s third annual High Holidays services are an amazing way to reflect, refresh, and reconnect in the Jewish New Year, without ever having to leave your home or office. All events are 100% FREE. Just go to OneShul.org for the event. Be sure to “sign in” to the chat to talk with prayer leaders and […]

Yom Kippur Is Over…Now What?

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I hate Yom Kippur. Not for the fasting (it’s not fun, but it’s not that hard either), and not for the confession of sins. I can even handle the theological gymnastics of “who shall live and who shall die”. What I don’t like about Yom Kippur is the aftermath. We make our Jew Years Resolutions. […]

FREE Kol Nidre // All Vows EP Download NOW!

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PunkTorah is proud to announce the release of Kol Nidre // All Vows, a free digital EP from artist and performer Rebecca Wright. This mini-album takes Kol Nidre, the classical song of Yom Kippur, and “remixes” it in three formats: vocal, vocal/piano, and a dark, electro “chill mix” by PunkTorah founder Patrick Aleph. This music […]