HOLY DAYS (II)
– The Yontifs and How to Live Them
As I read this book, it seemed like all I had learned about Judaism fell into place, and the sacred days offered a more profound perspective.
In the conflict between my Jewish aspirations and reality, I struggle as I wander the Way to the goal offered by the Torah, the universal redemption.
The titles are based on YIVO’s list of Yiddish names for the holy days, (with the exceptions of Yom haShoah and Yom ha’Atzmaut.) Given that all the names are originally Hebrew, the difference is mostly a matter of emphasizing different syllables. I miss hearing these disappearing sounds at the times of the various yontifs and observances.