I have had an intense dose of religion. Yom Kippur is now over and I want to reflect on what I learned . I learned that hope is an important message at this time. During the service , we read that our fate is sealed in the book of life . In my
mind,I really believe that is so. Maybe it is childish, but I am always hopeful that I will be on the side that lives.I will be carrying the service music around in my head for weeks. The rhythm sticks with me, even though I don't know the words. For
some reason, maybe because our new Rabbi made it this way, the day went by quickly and it felt lighter. There is something ominous about thinking about being inscribed in a book of life. Who will live and who , maybe won't. But this time, could be because
the theme was hope, I didn't come away feeling heavy and emotional. It was a good day.