Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Six-Word Jewish Memoir

I've shared Debbie Lekousis' Star of David origami
work before, but I love it so much I thought
I'd share it again as it is sort of fitting for today.

Tonight is the evening of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in the Jewish calendar. I'm not really in a blogging mood, but I wanted to share with you the six-word memoir I submitted to Smith Magazine's challenge last year in answer to the question, "What’s the essence of your own or others’ Jewish life in six words?"

Here's my entry:

     Kol Nidre gives me goose bumps.

Kol Nidre is the opening prayer of the Yom Kippur service, sung to its every own haunting melody. I'm sure it will send goose bumps up my arms again tonight.

Gmar chatimah tovah to all who celebrate Yom Kippur.

I'm sure I'll re-emerge to the rest of the world somewhat refreshed on Thursday morning.

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