In our late Corona world, with geopolitical and domestic upheaval, many of us are experiencing a time of transition and new beginnings. How can rabbinic treatments of Rosh Hashanah contribute to our understanding of who we want to be during such change?
How Many New Years, and For What?
A Judgment Process
A Judgment Sprint
For Further Reading:
Lynn Kaye, "Sacred Time and Rabbinic Literature: New Directions for an Old Question,"Journal of the American Academy of Religion 88, no. 4, 2020, pp. 1154–77
Avraham Walfish, "יום הדין בתורת התנאים - The Day of Judgment in the Teachings of the Tannaim" (Hebrew) in בראש השנה יכתבון, ed. Amnon Bazak, pp. 61-83
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