Jewish communities gather to celebrate in times of joy and to comfort each other in times of sorrow. Occasionally, the community itself has a milestone to mark. It might acquire a new Torah scroll, elect new board members, or reach a significant anniversary. All of these events provide opportunities to come together to honor our bonds with each other and acknowledge a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
Like the liturgists of old, Arlin’s work troubles us where we are too comfortable and comforts us when we are troubled
Is a ritual for saying goodbye to a sacred text appropriate for saying goodbye to people?