Tag Archives: Yom Kippur

A Ninth Century Prayer for Yom Kippur

A 9th century poem honoring Yom Kippur.

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Live in the Layers, Not on the Litter

In a perfect poem for Yom Kippur, Stanley Kunitz urges us to look through the litter and wreckage of our lives and see instead “the layers.”

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Rich Reflects on Yom Kippur & Conflict

Adrienne Rich’s meditates on the meaning of Yom Kippur in light of America’s divisions and her own longing for solitude.

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Yom Kippur – Disordered Souls Thirsting

The spirit of Yom Kippur is captured through the harvest imagery of a Jane Kenyon poem.

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Out of Darkness, Sanctified into Being

Rashani’s poem captures the miracle of Yom Kippur by describing the unbroken arising out of brokenness.

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Believe in the Utter Sweetness of Your Life

A beautiful Yom Kippur poem by Philip Schultz.

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