Early Bird COVID-19 Sermon For The Jewish New Year

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Title

Early Bird COVID-19 Sermon For The Jewish New Year

Description

A key prayer connected with the Jewish High Holy Day services states in part, "“On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed, how many shall pass away and how many shall be born, who shall live and who shall die, who in good time and who in an untimely death. Who shall have rest and who shall wander. Who shall become rich and who impoverished.”
This sermon is about how the pandemic has affected our feelings about this chilling prayer about fate and how we might interpret it. An alternate "gentler, kinder" version is offered and discussed. This sermon will be preached in mid-September during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year
Please note: For the date below, I put the month and day I plan to preach the sermon on Zoom; the date I "prepublished" it is June 24th, 2020 in my blog, offbeatcompassion.com

Date Created

June 24, 2020

Community

Congregation B'nai Israel

State

New Jersey

Place

Kearny

Genre

prayer
sermon
blog

Date

September 18, 2020

Subject

Conservative Judaism

This item was submitted on June 29, 2020 by Rabbi Karen B. Kaplan using the form “Contribute Your Materials” on the site “Pandemic Religion: A Digital Archive”: https://pandemicreligion.org/s/contributions

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