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Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress: Yom Kippur Edition

Frankly, it’s not possible for me to post about “work” today, when I am observing Yom Kippur. I am writing this post several days in advance, and I’ll schedule it to post on Wednesday, but I can’t quite bring myself to write about “work” for a post that will appear on Yom Kippur.

Rather, and in the spirit of sharing how Yom Kippur (and the High Holy Days more generally) have inspired some of my past writings (as I mentioned last week), I’d like to share a bit more about the holiday with you.

I’ll point you to this wonderful collection of resources on Yom Kippur compiled by the Union for Reform Judaism. One of my favorite finds here is the “Music for the Holy Days” playlist from Temple Emanu-El here in New York City. If you care to take a listen, and the music is new to you, may I signal my favorites–“Avinu Malkeinu” and “Kol Nidre”–to begin? I’m always powerfully moved by the music of the Holy Day services. I suspect that regardless of your faith, something about this music will touch you, too.

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