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Yom Kippur
Literature and Poetry
Cycle for Yom Kippur 
End of Summer
Flying from Refidim to Lod
Ilan Came to My Birthday
Lord of the Universe
My Mount Moria
The Squill
The First Wounded Man
To Avner on Day Thirty
Yesterday I Was

Shiran Ben-Yaakov

Cycle for Yom Kippur 


I will stand on judgment day

And my hands will open of themselves

One for credit

And one for debit

And I am in between

Fate and soul equal.



All my vows – I have broken

All my oaths – I have broken

I have sinned, I have transgressed

And I have forbade myself from last Yom Kippur to this Yom Kippur,

And from this Yom Kippur to the next Yom Kippur what is good for us

And I shall do so again

I am stamped for sin and life!



All my vows – I have broken, I have sinned, fallen from the edge – in my opinion, I lost direction for a moment, and add sin upon sin. I inflamed the streets,

I burned to the moon,

I embarked on the train,

I rang all the bells.

I was gathered with atonement for the charity to paupers.

I will come to judgment of the Creator of the Universe and show what is good in my heart, how good are your tents O Jacob, and know that parts of the world I filled in great faith, age, and awe, and I will say a blessing.

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