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Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews, and a time for reconciliation and forgiveness. These words from Isaiah, a prophet in the 8th century BCE Kingdom of Judah, are read in every synagogue on this day. But their message is for all people in all times.
Is not this the fast that I choose:
To loose the bonds of injustice,
to undo the thongs of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?
Added by Rev. Michael McGee on October 7, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments
This is a reading from our hymnal in recognition of the Jewish High Holy Days, which began on September 29-30 and ends with Yom Kippur at October 8.
"O Source of peace, lead us to peace, a peace profound and true;
lead us to a healing, to mastery of all that drives us to war within ourselves and with others.
May our deeds inscribe us in the Book of life and blessing, righteousness and peace!
O Source of peace, bless us with peace.
Added by Rev. Michael McGee on September 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments