High Holiday Stories
"My grandfather, Hank Greenberg, was the first big leaguer to sit out a day on Yom Kippur. For him, baseball was practically a religion, so this was not an easy decision."
"Everything changed for me during the High Holidays of 2006 when we began a service full of music and discussion. If creative, engaged services like this were more available, young people would come to understand the joy in Judaism."
Edgar M. Bronfman
"We were 14 Jews in the heart of Baghdad. We came together to insure that Rosh Hashanah would be celebrated, even though we were in the middle of a combat zone."
Captain Jason Rubin
"Every year during the High Holidays, we reflect on our own stories. The message of these days is that our lives and our actions matter, and hopefully our stories will be shared from generation to generation."
Rabbi Denise L. Eger