Much More than Atonement, Yom Kippur Calls Us to Courageous Self-Disclosure

By Rabbi Melissa WeintraubA decade ago I walked into my parent’s living room to discover my beloved grandfather, hunched over his walker and weeping while cranking nineteenth century romantic Russian orchestral music. No one ever accused my grandfather of emotional opacity-- but I had never seen him crying like this before. When I asked what was going on, he said: “The title of my thoughts is: ‘I Never Got to Say Goodbye.’  Everyone – my father, mother, sisters, and brothers – all died withou … [Read more...]