A Piyyut on Suffering

By Jaclyn Rubin

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), September 2006

The author, a senior in university, reflects on the piyyut Elek Ezkereh in the Yom Kippur liturgy. She asserts that its intensity and understanding of the world proposes a way to attribute deep meaning to suffering and keeps past events alive by retelling and reliving them throughout the ages. In addition, she examines sin, punishment, and God's role in human suffering from a theological standpoint.

Topic: Theology, Sin, Prayer, Communal Memory, Meaning, Holidays

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.633

Page Number(s): 14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rubin, Jaclyn. A Piyyut on Suffering. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). September 2006: 14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7167


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