In " Yom Kippur: Why Doesn’t It Work Outside of the Synagogue?
", Shalom Hartman Institute President Donniel Hartman
writes about how "Yom Kippur is a synagogue success story" that does not translate into action afterward and suggests how important it is to "become a catalyst for a new culture amongst the Jewish community, a culture which fosters individual responsibility, reflection, and a commitment to being a tshuva
In " The Akeida: A Window Into God’s Humanity And Our Own
," Shalom Hartman Institute President Emeritus David Hartman
writes about how he has struggled to understand the "Akeida," the binding of Isaac, a story read during the High Holidays: "In attempting to understand the God of the Akeida, and what the Akeida might mean for us today, I have found it helpful to look at God as a parent," he writes.
We also have other classic articles from David Hartman and Donniel Hartman, as well as practical and challenging articles and videos from Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Noam Zion, and others. For those who will have the time – and don’t we all wish we would – during this month, there are in-depth treatises and study guides you can download, print out, and explore even when your computer is turned off.