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Forgiveness for communal wrongs?

EDMON J. Rodman | Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:00 am

On Yom Kippur, as we focus on our personal faults, how do we acknowledge those shortcomings that are more communal? 

In synagogue, reciting line by line the Al Chet prayer, seeking atonement for the areas of our lives where in the past year we have fallen short, events in the news, even those that may have touched our lives, seem far away and better off resolved by the talking heads of the cable news.

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