Category Archives: Prepent5771

High Holy Days Journey with Amichai Lau-Lavie: 40 ways in 40 days to find your focus. Starting on the first day of the month of Elul and leading to Yom Kippur, this blog helped me get ready for the new year, with daily intentions, tasks and questions.

Prepent journey.day one.GO BLOW

The shofar blasts begin  today, exactly 40 days before the Day of Atonement. It’s an ancient, primitive alarm, a wake up call: repent!  Get focused. When I was a kid, I’d wait for this first blast, waking up earlier than usual, taking … Continue reading

DAY 2 FAST FORWARD 40 days to find your focus

Fasting’s fascinating. It’s one of my favorite Jewish things to do even though it’s such a universal act, and although there’s something so un-Jewish about voluntary starvation. Religious rituals of self-deprivation, extended simulations of hunger are practiced by most world … Continue reading