Friday, September 13, 2013

My Ode to Kol Nidre...

Chicago Loop Synagogue Window Detail

...was published yesterday in Tablet Magazine: Kol Nidre Showed Me...

Meanwhile I am looking forward Yom Kippur and am basking, just a little bit, in all the sweet comments I have received from friends and acquaintances in response to the essay. When someone tells me the essay brought a tear to his eye - what more could I want? I know then that I've succeeded in somehow conveying a feeling with words, and that, I have come to realize, is my goal in writing.

G'mar chatima tova to all my Jewish friends and readers! I shall see you all again next week with a probably more mundane post.

4 comments:

  1. Annette, your essay about what it means to you to observe Yom Kippur and how hauntingly beautiful you find the Kol Nidre is deeply meaningful and touching.

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