Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

A Poem by RabbiRebik

A description of how one spends Yom Kippur (Jewish day of atonement)

I sat on the edge of my bed
Mourning the past that was dead;
I praised HaShem with my speech
Grasping for H-m in my reach.

I felt the tears fall from my eyes
About all the year's worth of lies;
I could feel every sin pang from inside
And I atone for each one I can find.

I feel the kippah on my head
Weigh me down like pure lead;
I pray to Elohim to forgive my chet
And I praise H-s Word I have kept.

My payos hurt as I tug on them in regret
For all the standard I've haven't met;
I can feel my heart beat with each atonement
And I can almost feel G-d's removal of each moment.

I am eternally proud to be one of H-s
And I atone for all the lessons that I missed;
I breathe slowly with the strength of my ancestors in Judah
Long before the wise teachings of the Great Buddha.

The sun is almost down and the day is at an end
I have realized that each open wound will mend;
The sages teaching has come to mean more
Than I would have ever thought before.

Yom Kippur ends now at the closing of the day
I have lasted throughout with a stronger way;
Now I sit down to a kosher meal that is blessed
Awaiting to see what of me life will test.

© 2014 RabbiRebik

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Added on March 25, 2014
Last Updated on March 25, 2014
Tags: Atonement, Judaism, Yom Kippur, Hope, Remembrance, Sin, Forgiveness, Love, HaShem, Baruch HaShem, Ancient tradition, Tradition, Mourning, Fasting, Hunger



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My name is Rabbi Tyler Rebik. I am 21, I've published 7 novels and a book of poems. I love to write and read as well. I am an ordained Reform Jewish Rabbi and I run a small congregation in Oklahoma. I.. more..

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