September 12, 2020, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Emet V’Shalom — Truth and Peace
Truth is one of the core values of Judaism. Emet, truth is one of the qualities of God cited in our High Holy Day liturgy and one of the thirteen attributes of God revealed at Sinai. And
yet, our rabbis also noted that one of the names of God is “shalom,” peace, and that sometimes truth must be compromised for peace to prevail on earth. In these times of intense polarization in America, in Israel, and in our Jewish communities, how to we find the right balance between these values? Are we all to stand on our own truth, come what may? Or, do we soften our insistence on truth in order to live together in peace?
Join us as the rabbis of our community to explore what our tradition teaches us about these values and how they apply to our lives today.
This brief service includes readings and meditations touching on the themes of renewal and repentance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It offers an opportunity to prepare to observe
the Holy Days with deeper meaning and feeling. The service will conclude with the sounding of the shofar.
With the following communities:
KEHILAT SHALOM, BELLE MEAD
TEMPLE HAR SHALOM, WARREN
KNESSETH ISRAEL, BOUND BROOK
TEMPLE BETH-EL, HILLSBOROUGH
TEMPLE SHOLOM, BRIDGEWATER