Between Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, come the Days of Awe, a time for intense introspection, for taking an inventory of our lives over the past year. During The Days of Awe, we're supposed to have a heightened awareness, "an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear, produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful." That's the dictionary definition of awe....more
But about five years ago, my husband and I began a journey to a more observant life and came to understand that these days -- the Days of Awe -- have a deep meaning indeed. We pray that God will write us in the Book of Life for another year. "On Rosh Hashanah it is written, on Yom Kippur it is sealed." It is a chance to think about how we live -- and love. Of what kinds of people we really are, and how we treat those around us. We repent those sins we know we have committed and those we don't realize we've done. Here's what I wrote about it on my own blog a couple of years ago.
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Purchase a whole, fresh chicken from a quality market or butcher. Whole Foods is a favorite of mine....more
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