I have had a lot of comments and messages regarding my ongoing series on Funeral and synagogue etiquette. Seems like a lot of people really need to know how to navigate that which many of us in the “Jewish” business have assumed. So in an effort to educate and to help today we will explore…Read more »
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Synagogue Etiquette:To cover the head or not?
Increasingly I am seeing fewer people don a yarmulke/kippah or tallit during services. In our congregation like most we make them both available. Wearing a kippah is of course mandatory for men in an orthodox synagogue and in most Conservative congregations as well. But it optional in most Reconstructionist and Reform congregation. In fact there…Read more »
Synagogue Etiquette redux
On this Shabbat morning a bit more about synagogue etiquette. This time actual sanctuary etiquette. There is a lot to remember about a synagogue service whether holy day, Shabbat or weekday service. Each has its own pace and rhythm even though they share many prayers in common. Perhaps one of the most basic rules is to stand…Read more »