Readings for Yom Kippur Adult Discussion – 2PM Wednesday 10/12 – ERUUF

Yom Kippur Discussion Readings 2016 (PDF for printing)

A Time to Talk


By Robert Frost


When a friend calls to me from the road

And slows his horse to a meaning walk,

I don’t stand still and look around

On all the hills I haven’t hoed,

And shout from where I am, ‘What is it?’

No, not as there is a time to talk.

I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,

Blade-end up and five feet tall,

And plod: I go up to the stone wall

For a friendly visit.




To the Virgins, to make much of Time


By Robert Herrick


GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,

Old Time is still a-flying:

And this same flower that smiles to-day

To-morrow will be dying.


The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,

The higher he ‘s a-getting,

The sooner will his race be run,

And nearer he ‘s to setting.


That age is best which is the first,

When youth and blood are warmer;

But being spent, the worse, and worst

Times still succeed the former.


Then be not coy, but use your time,

And while ye may, go marry:

For having lost but once your prime,

You may for ever tarry.


In this short Life 


By Emily Dickinson


In this short Life
That only lasts an hour
How much — how little — is
Within our power





from Hamilton, Musical by Lin-Manual Miranda



Look around, look around at how lucky we are

To be alive right now

Look around, look around…



I don’t pretend to know

The challenges you’re facing

The worlds you keep erasing and creating in your mind


But I’m not afraid

I know who I married

So long as you come home at the end of the day

That would be enough


We don’t need a legacy

We don’t need money

If I could grant you peace of mind

If you could let me inside your heart…


Oh, let me be a part of the narrative

In the story they will write someday

Let this moment be the first chapter:

Where you decide to stay

And I could be enough

And we could be enough

That would be enough