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Amichai’s High Holy Welcome Note + Sources and Inspiration

“And God said, Love your enemy,
and I obeyed Him and loved myself.”
– Khalil Gibran

Whether you’re joining us in NYC or live streaming from across the globe, we’ve taken some choice selections from our Rosh Hashanah program for you to peruse, reflect on and share.

Included you’ll find Amichai’s welcome note, our letter explaining our original God-optional liturgical translations, and lots of sources, inspirations and quotes on the meaning of the High Holy Days and this year’s theme, “re:love.”

Click here to read it all!

“Love is the only aspiration big enough
for the immensity of human community
and challenge in the twenty-first century.
It’s time to dare learning together how love
can be practical, creative and sustained as
a social good, not merely a private good.”
– Krista Tippett

“When I speak of love I am not speaking of some
sentimental and weak response. I am not speaking of that
force which is just emotional bosh. I am speaking of that
force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme
unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that
unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality.”
– Martin Luther King