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Agnon puts ‘awe’ in services with inspiring anthology


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/high_holy_days/article/agnon_puts_awe_in_services_with_inspiring_anthology_20070914

I am not sure how your rabbi would react if you sat in the pews reading T.S. Eliot or William Faulkner, but if you were found poring over the pages of 1966 Nobel Laureate S.Y. Agnon's "Days of Awe," originally published in Hebrew as "Yamim Noraim," I trust most rabbis would happily approve. So would Agnon. In his introduction, Agnon states that he created this book so that one may read it "between prayers," as a way of intensifying one's spiritual experience during the High Holy Days.

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