Day Of Atonement - A Book Of Jewish Thoughts

Day Of Atonement - A Book Of Jewish Thoughts

יוֹם כִּפּוּר


TO Thee we give ourselves to-day,

Forgetful of the world outside;

We tarry in Thy house, O Lord,

From eventide to eventide.

From Thy all-searching, righteous eye

Our deepest heart can nothing hide;

It crieth up to Thee for peace

From eventide to eventide.

Who could endure, shouldst Thou, O God,

As we deserve, for ever chide?

We therefore seek Thy pardoning grace

From eventide to eventide.

O may we lay to heart how swift

The years of life do onward glide;

So learn to live that we may see

Thy light at our life’s eventide.


FORGIVE thy neighbour the hurt that he hath done thee;

And then thy sins shall be pardoned when thou prayest.

Man cherisheth anger against man;

And doth he seek healing from the Lord?

Upon a man like himself he hath no mercy;

And doth he make supplication for his own sins?


Excerpt From A Book Of Jewish Thoughts Selected And Arranged By The Chief Rabbi - Dr J.H.Hertz