We will begin a new year in only 5 months

Do you remember? At the last High Holy Days I made the exciting announcements that we are going to introduce a new High Holy Day prayer book for our congregation.

I can now give you the “thumbs up” that the machzorim will be shipped from the US to South Africa very soon. This is exciting news, because this new Machzor, the Mishkan HaNefesh will help us to get new insights into our precious traditions of the Days of Awe.

The new Machzor is a valuable tool for innovation in our Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur experiences. The language in the books is modern and accessible, with gender neutral wording and all Hebrew prayers available in transliteration. There are inspired alternative options, a variety of study commentaries throughout the book, Torah reading options, and some magnificent new prayer alternatives. The Mishkan HaNefesh comes in a two volume set, with one book for Rosh Hashana and one for Yom Kippur.

Please note that we will use the new prayer books exclusively during the upcoming High Holy Days. If you have spare copies from the old Gate of Repentance, please consider donating them to our sister-congregations. To ease the process and to ensure that you will have your own set in time before the High Holy Days, I invite you to pre-order your copy now. For further information and an order form, please click here: Mishkan HaNefesh Information Letter and Order Form

I look forward to embarking on this spiritual journey with you

Rabbi Adrian M Schell     


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