First Person Singular: Parenting and the High Holidays

By Erica Brown

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2006

The author asserts that a fierce spiritual privacy in the High Holidays is best embodied by the Unetaneh Tokef prayer in the Rosh Hashanah liturgy. She describes how this sense of a private encounter was balanced by the new sense of collectivity that motherhood illuminated for her. She concludes that only when we lose ourselves spiritually to others do we truly find ourselves.

Topic: Parenthood, Prayer, Spirituality, Holidays, Women

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.633

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Brown, Erica. First Person Singular: Parenting and the High Holidays. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2006: 5-6.


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