Thursday, September 11, 2008

Preparing for the Awesome Days

Here are some nice materials for us to look at as we do our spiritual preparations for the Days of Awe – “Heshbon ha-Nefesh” as it is called in Hebrew. A story on Heshbon ha-nefesh from Beliefnet.

Check out for lots of super articles about the High Holidays, including

Multimedia: How to listen to the shofar meaningfully

Guided Meditation: Focusing on the past year

Spiritual Preparations…
Here are five tips to help you get in the right frame of mind.

And Intention & Prayer How important is kavvanah--direction or intention--when praying?

On Teshuvah – from the Jewish Encyclopedia:, -- Rabbi Isaac Klein’s (Conservative) Guide to Jewish Practice – on Elul and teshuvah -- from the Orthodox Union -- a Kabbalistic approach

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