Atonement: An Interplay Between the Individual and the Community

| Yom Kippur By :  Gordon Tucker Vice Chancellor for Religious Life and Engagement, Assistant Professor of Jewish Philosophy Posted On Sep 13, 2021

Download the handout from the September 13 session with Rabbi Gordon Tucker.

A central feature of Yom Kippur is the act of atonement, or “at-one-ment.” But with whom should we seek to be “at one”? With God, with Israel, or with ourselves? In this session, we explored both the individual and collective aspects of this holy day, with special attention to Unetaneh Tokef, the Yom Kippur confession, and other liturgical features of the season.

This session was generously sponsored by Sandy Starkman and Larry Pachter in honor of their parents: Mildred Lashinsky Starkman (z”l), Sidney L Starkman (z”l), and Sidney and Sylvia Pachter.


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