Discussion Guide - Discussion Guide – Rosh Hashanah Liturgy

September 1, 2010
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  1. Might contemporary changes in communal and denominational commitments forecast the dissolution — or at least the diminution — of rabbinic authority?
  2. In an American Jewish setting marked by freedom and openness, where traditional modes of authority are constantly and rightfully called into question, how do we inspire our people so that they feel an obligation to live within the powerful Jewish dialectics of universalism and particularism, spirituality and corporeality?
  3. One of the names for Rosh Hashanah is Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Memory. What is the relationship between memory and teshuvah?
  4. The liturgy for Rosh Hashanah speaks at times in the plural: “We have sinned.” What do you think about collective guilt and repentance?
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