SOS KIT: Yom Kippur - Reconnect
Forgiveness and self reflection is a value all parents and moms strive to teach their children, this holiday serves as a great opportunity to teach your kids about forgiveness and growth while connecting to Judaism and each other.
As you gather with your community and family this week, we want to encourage you to connect with your inner spirit - the WHY that works for YOU as a woman, as a mom. To make Yom Kippur meaningful for our children, it has to begin with a seed of inspiration from within each one of us.
Can we forgive Israel for not being perfect?
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.
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.
Let the aromas and flavors remind you of Israel, far away, but forever in your heart and in your life!
You will need something delicious in order to Break the Fast on Yom Kippur. So try this Israeli favorite dessert recipe. It is a healthy post-fast treat!
Majadra is a popular dish in Sephardic and other Middle Eastern cultures. The mix of lentils and grain is believed to have its origins in the Biblical story of Jacob, Esau, and the exchange of the birthright for a bowl of lentils. It is still a major part of the diet in some Galil communities to this day.
Songs help me try harder and help me feel closer to what matters during these days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, these Days of Awe.
From the Slichot Poems. Asking for Forgiveness
I will write poetry, and sing my appeal...and I will shed a tear...When I call, "Answer me, God of justice, Hear my prayer." May this beautiful rendition of an ancient prayer inspire you.
Even if the whole world is angry, When the darkness covers it all, That's the time to recall soon comes the dawn. It'll happen one day, just hold on
The world will change, won't fear what's right Without hate and division, only harmony and love. One Day.
We hope you enjoy this SOS kit, and feel free to let us know your family's reactions!
Out of respect for Torah and Jewish law, we ask that ask that you do not participate in the writing activity on Shabbat or Yom Kippur day. As well we ask that you don’t cook on Shabbat, or turn your oven on on Yom Kippur day.
We also ask that you print any article you plan on reading on Yom Kippur before the holiday begins. We also request that you not play the music videos on the holiday itself.
The same applies to any content you wish to use and enjoy on Shabbat.
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