Reflecting on the High Holidays


A Selection of Sermons, Poems, Articles
from the Life Works of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis (z”l)

Yom Kippur is not Rosh Hashanah…and Rosh Hashanah is not Yom Kippur…but they belong together.” — Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis (z”l), Yom Kippur 1980 (“Accepting Our Vulnerability”)

High Holiday General Preparation:

Poetry:
Between
When I Dress
A Prayer before I Pray

Readings:
Space and Place: Holy Day Seating
High Holiday Reflections 2014

Video:
Rabbis Harold M. Schulweis (z”l) and Edward Feinstein on the Sh’ma Israel  Selichot 2011

Rabbi’s Rosh Hashanah Sermons (Audio/Video)

“The Placebo God’   Rosh Hashanah 1998
“Conscience”  Rosh Hashanah 2008
“Ehad” Rosh Hashanah 1997

Transcripts
“How Do You Pray, Rabbi? ” Rosh Hashanah 2010

Rabbi’s Yom Kippur Sermons (Audio/Video)

“Adonai/Elohim”  Yom Kippur 1991
“Accepting our Vulnerability”   Yom Kippur 1980
“Why Me?”   Yom Kippur 1981

Audio with Transcript
“Yom Kippur with Morrie”  Yom Kippur  2000
Transcript
Audio

“The Sabbath of Yom Kippur”  Yom Kippur 1997
Transcript
Audio

“Does God Have a Conscience”  Yom Kippur 1993
Transcript
Audio

Poems for Yizkor:

How to Mourn
Reciting Kaddish
My Own Kaddish
Sanctified Mourning