This Forgiveness Shabbat Talk is a discussion activity designed to increase familiarity with the wisdom of Jewish traditions surrounding forgiveness. This is relevant as part of your Yom Kippur preparations or any time of the year and can be adapted for people of all ages.
In Jewish tradition, Yom Kippur is the day on which God assesses the deeds of each person and decides their fate for the coming year. In Israel, there are different versions of how Jews spend their Yom Kippur.
For Israelis, Yom Kippur is not only a religious and spiritual tradition, it is also marks a human tragedy. Share this special reading with your community as we prepare our personal recitations of U'Netaneh Tokef.
Labeling ourselves and each other is natural however over labeling and subdivision disconnects us from the greater group, from our connection to the different parts of the Nation of Israel. The goal of “Limits of Labels” is to raise awareness of how labels affect us and learn how to create unity despite our different labels.
Joel Leyden boarded a plane to Israel on October 11, 1973 as the Yom Kippur War encompassed the lives of Jews around the world. His experiences shed light on the anxieties, fears, and realities of a Jewish state under attack.