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Bridging Dust & Divinity in the Days of Awe: Unpacking the Unetaneh Tokef Prayer

With Rabbi Mychal Springer, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and Adjunct Professor, JTS

We will explore this prayer that stands at the heart of the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe), with its stark juxtapositions of who shall live and who shall die, its haunting evocation of a celestial ledger, which is also a Book of Life. This prayer gives voice to human hopes and fears, inviting us to wrestle with our mortality, potentially helping us to align with the divine.