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As we approach Yom Kippur, a day on which we need to transcend the barriers between us
and heaven, may we understand that we will come before God armed only with our prayers and our intentions. May our intentions be sincere and may we find just the right words, so that our teshuvah brings us the healing of which we are each in need.

Gmar chatimah tovah,
Rabbi Bellush

THE SEASON OF HEALING
By Alden Solovy

This is the season of healing:
Of healing our hearts and minds,
Of healing the moments we share with each other
And the moments we share with ourselves.

This is the season of memory:
Of remembering our parents and grandparents,
The love of generations,
The holiness of our ancestors.

This is the season of stillness,
The season of silence and quiet:
Of deep breaths,
Of open eyes,
Of compassion and consolation.

This is the season of healing:
The season of grief turning to wonder,
Of loss turning toward hope,
The season that binds this year to the next,
The season that frees this year from the next,
The season that heralds the redemption of spirit
And our return to God’s Holy Word.

© 2017 CCAR Press from This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day.