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  • Admit What We Did - A Poem for Yom Kippur

    By Rick Lupert

    October 11, 2016 | 10:19 am

    (based on the text of Vidui)

    We have been guilty

    It wasn’t my idea to make this plural
    to involve you in the guilt, but if
    it weren’t for your shoulders I
    would have floated off the earth.

    We have betrayed

    I know you expected better, and
    frankly, so did I, but here we...

  • Vidui (Final Confession)

    January 21, 2015 | 3:00 am

    As I have sat with so many people as they were dying, I never felt comfortable listening to or reading, the traditional, standard Vidui, as it is.

    It is so dark, and so filled with gloom, that not one of the patients I have shared the vidui with - I believe- felt comforted, felt...

  • Sukkot: the beauty of fragility

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Nine years ago, my wife and I returned home from lunch in a friend's sukkah on the first day of Sukkot. The phone was ringing as we walked in, and since we'd only just arrived in Los Angeles we didn't have an answering machine set up yet. Since we don't use the phone on Shabbat or...