Hartman Institute scholars have many insights to offer for the High Holidays, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. In these articles, essays, videos, and educational materials, you will find something of interest, enlightenment and joy. We have classic articles from David Hartman and Donniel Hartman, as well as practical and challenging articles and videos from many others.
For those who with the time - and don’t we all wish we would have the time - this month, there are in-depth treatises and study guides you can download, print out, and explore even when your computer is turned off.
Enjoy the journey.
New for 5776: High Holidays Sources for Individual Study
Download this document to review and study Jewish and other sources that can help you prepare and learn for the High Holidays. The themes of study in these sources are:
- Sin, Repentance and Redemption in Rabbinic and Mystical Literature: King David – from Rabbinic Midrash to the Homilies of the Zohar - Rut Kara Kaniel
- Devekut: Intimacy with God in Rabbinic, Philosophical and Mystical Texts - Adam Afterman
- How Can I Pray What I Don’t Believe: A Literary Approach to Prayer - Elie Kaunfer
- Practicing Faith - Melila Hellner-Eshed
ARTICLES BY HARTMAN INSTITUTE SCHOLARS
In "The Akeida: A Window Into God’s Humanity And Our Own," Shalom Hartman Institute founder Rabbi Prof. David Hartman wrote about how he struggled to understand the "Akeida," the Binding of Isaac, a story read during the High Holidays: "In attempting to understand the God of the Akeida, and what the Akeida might mean for us today, I have found it helpful to look at God as a parent," he wrote.
ESSAYS BY HARTMAN INSTITUTE SCHOLARS
ESSAYS BY RABBIS FROM HARTMAN PROGRAMS
RESEARCH AND STUDY MATERIALS
(Click on titles to view and download PDF's. Note: Some of these documents are book length and may take several minutes to download)
For your Kindle, tablet, iPad, or smartphone, in-depth content on Rosh Hashana and Sukkot by Noam Zion, designed in a format specially designed for digital download: