Yom Kippur

HINENI #3: Yom Kippur – When Prayers Get Too Real

Rabbi Mishael Zion and Rabbi Noa Kushner

How can we celebrate the High Holidays in a time of social distancing? What does the coronavirus pandemic teach us about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot?

In “HINENI”, the new podcast of Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem, Rabbi Mishael Zion invites innovative spiritual leaders from across America to discover together how to enter this Jewish New Year. Through story and song, text and discussion, we will seek to build a gate to a sweeter new year.


 “Yom Kippur: When Prayers Get Too Real”, with Rabbi Noa Kushner

Rabbi Noa Kushner has founded in San Francisco a unique spiritual communtiy, “The Kitchen”, which is building a new resonant approach to religious life in San Francisco. As COVID-19 forces us all to find new resonant approaches to life’s challenges, Rabbi Kushner offers powerful teachings for using Yom Kippur to charge us into action and awareness in this new year. In their conversation, Mishael and Noa go through the stages of Yom Kippur and find new meanings in the high points of Kol Nidrei, Yizkor and Neilah – the seminal services of the Day of Atonement.


* “Rachamana” performed by The Kitchen, Noa Kushner and Jessica Meyer. Thank you to The Kitchen for permission to use this recording.

Artistic Director: Amichai Chasson

Producer: Eyal Levit and Shir Sharoni

Research: Avishai Huri

Audio editing: Nir Leist

Sound Design: Mor Sivan

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