Prayer written for Yom Kippur asks for ‘Forgiveness’
Forgiveness, written by Aaron Samuels and produced by Reboot in partnership with Hillel International, explores the transitional spiritual space that we enter on Kol Nidre when we move from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur as part of a larger transition from one year to the next.
In this process we reflect upon our shortcomings and enter a period of repair, atonement, and forgiveness. This piece interrogates the Jewish community’s collective atonement journey as we grapple with the pandemic of COVID-19 and the pandemic of racism that were each intertwined and hyper-present in the years 5780 and 5781.
Forgiveness invites the listener to question their own processes of atonement and forgiveness. Accompanying the short film, we have developed an educational toolkit to provide a framework for reflecting on the piece. Created by Kendell Pinkney and in partnership with Hillel International, the resource can be used by any audience.
Download it here.