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  • Probably the most important of Judaism’s high holy days, the culmination of the Days of Awe, that begins with Rosh Hashanah. It was established in Leviticus 23:26-32. "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement." It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to atone for the sins of the past year. Themes...

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  • By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    It’s gotten so that if I call a loved one during that period of ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, they’ll just ask, ‘Is this the phone call?’
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  • By Michelle Richards
    Despite our best intentions, all parents make mistakes, act inconsistently, and generally fall short of our goals. But we can also model asking for forgiveness.
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  • By Ben Soule
    A feeling of being on the edge of something new. A time to welcome the new year and make the old year right before we lay it on our shelf of memories.
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: It may be the hardest thing we will ever do, Many: Caught up in our self-righteousness, honing our pain. One: The one who offended may...
  • By Cathy Cartwright-Chow
    For those we have hurt in any way, whether through words or deed or thoughts. Here is a place to forgive and to be forgiven. For the...
  • By Lyn Cox
    Spirit of Life and Love, known by many names and yet fully known by none, we give thanks for this time and this place of renewal. We give thanks for the ability to begin again: after the disaster, after the tragedy, after the loss, after meeting the challenge set before us. Grant us the courage to...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    Imagine this. On the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, every fall, every year, the people make their peace with anyone they have...
  • By Lois Van Leer
    Let go Of all that binds you Of all that burdens you Of what you carry Of all that shames you Of fear Of trespasses and transgressions Of...
  • By Katie Kandarian-Morris
    Spirit of Life, Spirit of Love, Spirit of Generosity, As we draw near to that quiet essential side of ourselves, may we open enough to...
  • By Joanne Giannino
    In Jewish tradition, the four chapters of the Book of Jonah are read aloud at Yom Kippur. Jonah is a minor prophet in the Hebrew Bible but...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    The question is not, “What happens when we die?” Nobody really knows. The real question is, “What happens when we stop living?” The...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    (May be read responsively) ...
  • By Jay E Abernathy, Jr
    Note: This ritual involves writing grievances on a piece of paper and casting them into a flame. All our lives we have been told to seek...
  • By James Ishmael Ford
    Leonard Cohen sings to us there’s “a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” I believe this is one of the most important...
  • By Vanessa Southern
    We light our chalice, symbol of our faith, ...
  • By Kathleen Hepler
    Poem ...