- Free Music for the Days of Awe: Craig Taubman's Jewels VIII and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's Music for the Jewish Soul. (Update: Taubman's album is no longer a free download--sorry, folks.)
- R' Sacks's explanation of Kol Nidre is particularly poignant.
- What is Unetaneh Tokef and where did it come from - Jewish blogger DovBear notes the surprising connection between the Rosh Hashanah prayer (from the musaf Amidah) Unetaneh Tokef and a Christian poem called the “Hymn of Romanus upon Christ’s Reappearance."
- Jonah and Jesus - a Jewish take (from Sh'ma) on the history of anti-Jewish readings of Jonah by Christian interpreters.
- Two more articles in the same Jonah edition of Sh'ma, "Where Is God In Our Justice System?" and "What Jonah Teaches Us About Repentance", make remarkable connections between the Jonah story and our prison systems today.
- For Young Jews, A Service Says, 'Please Do Text' - the New York Times describes the creative approach one Reform Rabbi took to creating a participatory Rosh Hashana service for transient twentysomethings.
- How Can They Both Be Right? - my good friend David gave an Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon at Tikvat Israel Messianic Synagogue (Richmond, Virginia) that blew me away.
- Is Rosh Hashanah in the Bible? - my own post.
May you all have an easy and meaningful fast, a renewed sense of vision and purpose, and many blessings for life in 5773.