One of the overarching themes of the High Holidays is atonement. In synagogue on Yom Kippur, we say the Vidui prayer, a confessional, in which we pound our chests and fess up to a host of sins that we, collectively, have committed throughout the year (i.e. I have lied, I have cheated, I have robbed).
This year we’d like to tweak the Vidui a little bit. Taking inspiration from one of our most popular High Holiday posts in which Jordana Horn adapted the Vidui for parents, this year Kveller will compile our own inventory of modern day sins and confessions. This is where you come in!
What are you remorseful about this year? It can big or small, mundane or existential, parenting-related or not. Did you yell more than you’d like? Got too busy to reach out to a friend in need? Ate too many cupcakes? (Just kidding, that one is definitely not a sin). Send us a short sentence about what you are sorry about in the comments of this post, on our Facebook page, or tweet at @kveller with the hashtag #KvellerVidui.
We’ll compile them all in time for Yom Kippur. So take a moment, reflect on your year, and join us in writing the Kveller Vidui.