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  • Memphis Jewish teens explain what High Holidays mean to them

    From The Commercial Appeal (from 2012)

    Hear what these five teens have to say.  What do the High Holidays mean to you?

    Memphis Jewish teensAs the sun sets Sunday, Jewish people all over the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year of 5773. Rosh Hashanahh is the beginning of a 10-day period of high holy days that ends on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.We asked five local Jewish teenagers to explain what the High Holidays mean to them.

    Noga Finkelstein, Baron Hirsch Synagogue

    When I begin to contemplate the messages the High Holidays bring us as Jews, ideas immediately rush my mind. I reflect on the previous year, recognizing how to improve my actions and resume on my journey to becoming closer to God.

    The High Holidays are a time to extinguish the hum of the computer vibrating as social networking sites flood the screens. Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites do not compensate for the way I feel when entering the synagogue and listening to the melodies sung so beautifully throughout the prayer service.

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