Friday, October 7, 2011

Getting Ready for Yom Kippur

As we ready ourselves spiritually for Yom Kippur and the closing of the High Holy Days, here is a thoughtful music video about Jonah.  

As you may recall, we read from the Book of Jonah during the afternoon service, and the theme of repentance is very much in keeping with the Day of Atonement.  The video is called Yom Kippur: Overboard (Jonah's Song) and the link will take you to its page over on YouTube:

And from the write-up on YouTube:

Lots of us think about Yom Kippur like an annual big dark cloud of guilt, sin and hours in synagogue. 

But ahoy there matey! It doesn't have to be that way. Throw your old ideas overboard.

Yom Kippur is an amazing opportunity to change, grow and connect. Just ask Jonah, the hero of the Yom Kippur afternoon haftarah.

Check in with Jonah and the whale (okay, fish) and learn how Yom Kippur connects us to God, to our communities, and to our true selves.

 And with that, we wish you an easy fast, and may you be sealed within the Book of Life for blessing in the coming year!

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