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Yom Kippur Yizkor 5775/ 4 October 2014--INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIVING A LIFE

The American poet, Mary Oliver, at the end of her poem, “Summer,” has a famous line about “what will you do with your one wild and precious life”: 1,610 more words

HH 5775 (2014-15)

SERMON: Yom Kippur Yizkor

Before I deliver my sermon, I ask your forgiveness. I ask your forgiveness for the story I am about to tell. The story is inappropriate to tell publicly and even worse for a rabbi to be telling it in a synagogue … worse than that, to be telling it on Yom Kippur–the holiest day of the year. 51 more words

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Yom Kippur

Two things happened during Yom Kippur for me.

The first thing happened after candle lighting for Shabbat and Yom Kippur. I was sitting in the sanctuary, and I saw a wave type of thing change the lighting in the room along with a physical sensation. 265 more words

Shabbat

The Yizkor of Yom Kippur, the Yizkor of Shemini Atzeret - what is Yizkor, anyway?

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

This coming Shabbat / Yom Kippur morning (at the end of morning services) we’ll experience Yizkor — a memorial service during which we remember our beloveds who have died. 693 more words

Yizkor