The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

High Holidays

eco-Torah  –  liturgy  –  gender-egal
teachings  –  songs  –  customs


Hayom Harat Olam: Rosh Hashanah and the Birthing of Our Planet

A unique reading of the words we say when we hear the shofar on Rosh Hashanah.

Clouds, Yom Kippur, and Climate Change: In the Balance

Are our environmental "sins" are like an 'av, a thick cloud that will storm us, or like an 'anan, a cloud that ultimately will pass on?

Tashlikh teaching

Tashlikh was written at a time when no one could have imagined that human actions could deplete entire oceans. With meditations on the ocean from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.

Pope Francis's prayer for our Earth ~ in Hebrew

The Pope's prayer from Laudato Si in side-by-side English and liturgical Hebrew.

An environmental Al Chet

For the sin of destroying God's creation...

Hu Ya'aneinu (fathers and mothers) for Yom Kippur Eve and Selichot pdf

God Answered the Mothers too! Hu Ya'aneinu, "God will answer us", with verses for the mothers and the fathers together. PDF with linear Hebrew and English.

Hayom a la Chabad mp3

A lively version of the well-loved song "Hayom" from the end of Rosh Hashanah musaf

G'mar Chasimah Tovah – a resampling of a familiar tune

A Chabad nigun for the Rosh Hashanah greeting, suitable for ecstatic circle dancing at the end of Rosh Hashanah musaf and other Hi-Ho services.

Who says, I will sin and then atone...

One who says, I will sin and I will return, I will sin and I will return
there is not enough in his hand to do t'shuvah...

Ein Banu Ma'asim

We have no deeds in us, neither good nor bad: A vort on Avinu Malkeinu.

Electric Avinu

A Rebbesoul jam on Avinu Malkeinu.

Ki Anu Amekha

A new tune (if you're not a Chasid) for an old standard.

Avinu Malkeinu - Klezmer - Chabad version

A Chabad rendition of the prayer to the power of Klezmer – a rare and exquisite combination. Also, reflections on imeinu malkateinu.

Adam yesodo me-afar mp3

"A person's substance is dust..." – A deeply moving Dinover d'veikes nigun from Yosef Gottesman

Hatarat Nedarim doc

A liturgy for the old custom of being released from vows before Rosh Hashanah, from Reb Zalman.

Hamelekh Hakadosh – a Breslov minhag

Clapping for God!

Uman

Uman Uman Rosh Hashanah!




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Hayom Harat Olam: Rosh Hashanah and Our Planet ~
Clouds, Yom Kippur, and Climate Change: In the Balance ~
Tashlikh teaching ~
An environmental Al Chet ~
Ein Banu Ma'asim ~
Who says, I will sin and then atone... ~
Hu Ya'aneinu (fathers and mothers) for Yom Kippur Eve and Selichot pdf ~
Hayom a la Chabad mp3 ~
Electric Avinu ~
G'mar Chasimah Tovah – a resampling of a familiar tune ~
Ki Anu Amekha ~
Avinu Malkeinu - Klezmer - Chabad version ~
Adam yesodo me-afar mp3 ~
Hatarat Nedarim doc ~
Hamelekh Hakadosh – a Breslov minhag ~
Uman ~
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