Yom Kippur Fasting

All anyone ever wants to talk about on Yom Kippur is fasting. Teshuva is iffy. Going without something to eat? That’s a whole other story! So here’s the best that the net has to offer on the subject…at least, that’s what I think. Why Jews Fast – TheTorah.org Yom Kippur is about fasting. Or is […]

Foregiveness: A Yom Kippur Thought

In the midst of a deep spiritual crises, the “golden calf” episode, the Creator revealed to Moses the “Thirteen Attributes of Compassion” (Exodus 34:6,7). Since then, invoking these “Thirteen Attributes” at opportune times have brought about the Creator’s unconditional forgiveness. The “Date Palm of Deborah” is short book written by the renown Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe […]

Has Anyone Seen My Kavanah?

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 […]

Yom Kippur Is Over…Now What?

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!

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 […]

NEW eBook: OneShul High Holidays Machzor

We are thrilled to announce the release of OneShul Machzor 5773, the siddur for our first OneShul High Holidays Services. Click here to download the new book. And please, give a suggested minimum $5.00 donation to support the work we as a community are doing. Our prayer service schedule for High Holidays includes: 9/16 @ […]