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Books to Help Us Prepare for the High Holy Days

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Do you hear the sound of that distant horn?

The High Holy Days are on their way sooner than we realize.

In other words, school begins in the Northern Hemisphere and then “bam!” it will be time to welcome the Jewish New Year.

Are you reading anything to prepare for the season this year? Doing anything else to prepare?

Here are some books I’ve found useful for High Holy Days preparation. Don’t try to read them all! Spending quality time with one good book can be an excellent help.

There are lots of places to find Jewish books online, but if you have a local Jewish bookstore, be sure to take your business to them!

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at http://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

16 thoughts on “Books to Help Us Prepare for the High Holy Days”

  1. I found Olitzki’s and Sabath’s book on Amazon for $0.01 (last one for that price); can’t beat the price, even with the $3.99 SH. I hope I get it on time to start when I am supposed to. Thanks for the list.

  2. Hello Rabbi,

    Please check your dates re.RH eve and Yk eve. if you have not already done so. Cheers, Len >

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