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Why?

We're in this life, in this deal/we're meant to make it through.

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Teshuvah Writing Workshop

In this workshop, we will discuss our feelings about teshuvah, look at excerpts from our holy books, read "teshuvah poems" and then write our own poetry in a safe environment.

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Aniya: A Poem for Alan Soloway

As we learn in the last part of the Talmud tractate Moed Katan, may the time come when ‘death is swallowed up forever.’

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ALAS!–EICHAH!–You Sit Alone (An Elegy for Tishah b’Av)

On Tishah b'Av we lament the destruction of the two Temples, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, other Jewish national tragedies, and, if we wish, our own sorrows and tragedies. On this day we recite elegies and dirges called kinot, as we and our ancestors have done for thousands of years, in our own ritual way of expressing the deep grief common to all people in all cultures.

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