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The Days Between
Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season
Marcia Falk

Brandeis University Press



Contents

INTRODUCTION: THE DAYS BETWEEN
• Between Beginning and Beginning
• Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
• Between Past and Future, between Birth and Death
• Between the Covers of This Book
• ONE: ROSH HASHANAH
• APPROACHING THE GATES: FESTIVE MEAL FOR ROSH HASHANAH EVE
• Lighting the Candles for Rosh Hashanah
• Blessing of Renewal (
Sheheheyanu)
• Blessing the Children
• Fruit of the Vine (
Kiddush)
• Fruit of the Tree: Apples and Honey
• Fruits of the Earth
• Washing the Hands
• Blessing before the Meal
• Blessing after the Meal
• OPENING THE HEART
• Opening the Heart
• Introduction to
Un’taneh Tokef K’dushat Hayom: We Declare the Utter Sanctity of This Day
Un’taneh Tokef K’dushat Hayom: We Declare the Utter Sanctity of This Day
Introduction to Shofarot, Zikhronot, Malkhuyot: Calls, Recalling, Callings
Shofarot: Calls
Zikhronot: Recalling
Malkhuyot: Callings
• May It Be So
• WE CAST INTO THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA (
TASHLIKH RITUAL)
• Introduction
• Casting Away
• Poems of the River and the Sea
• Facing the Sea, by Zelda
• The Blade of Grass Sings to the River, by Leah Goldberg
• The Tree Sings to the River, by Leah Goldberg
From Today Is Forever, by Malka Heifetz Tussman
• TWO: WINDOW, BIRD, SKY
• DAILY PSALMS AND DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART
• FOR THE TEN DAYS OF RETURNING
• Introduction
• Meditation: Window, Bird, Sky
• Day One | First Day of Rosh Hashanah
• The Gift
• Seeing with the Heart
• Day Two | Second Day of Rosh Hashanah
• Birthday of the World
• Giving Birth
• Day Three
• Awakening
• Presence
• Day Four
• Like Buds
• Gratitude
• Day Five
• Wind
• Sadness
• Day Six
• Morning
Minyan
• Time
• Day Seven
• When You Look in the Mirror
• Death
• Day Eight
• Open Wings
• Open Questions
• Day Nine
• What Do You Hear
• Silence
• Day Ten | Yom Kippur
• What Do You Have?
• Nothing
• THREE:
YOM KIPPUR
• GATHERING IN: YOM KIPPUR EVE
• The Meal before the Fast
• Washing the Hands
• Blessing before the Meal
• Blessing after the Meal
• Blessing of Renewal (
Sheheheyanu)
• Blessing the Children
• TURNING THE HEART
Tallit: Prayer Shawl
• Introduction to
Kol Nidrey: All Vows
Kol Nidrey: All Vows
• Turning the Heart
• Confession
Un’taneh Tokef K’dushat Hayom: We Declare the Utter Sanctity of This Day
• REMEMBERING THE LIVES (
YIZKOR SERVICE)
• Introduction
• I Recall
• Poems of Grief and Consolation
• Passageways of Grieving
• Before and After
• Grief ’s House
• Birds in a Dying Birch
• Enduring
• Another View
• Earth
• You Do Not Belong to You
• Beneath Shekhinah’s Wings
Kaddish: Beauty of the World
N’ILAH: CLOSING OF THE GATES
• Closing Hour
• The Great Call
• FROM END TO BEGINNING
• Breaking the Fast
• Coda: Open Gate
• FOUR:
ENTERING THE GATES
• Service for the High Holidays
• FIVE:
RE-VISIONING Un’taneh Tokef K’dushat Hayom
Structure, Content, and Theology: An Overview
• The View from Within
• Acknowledgments

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