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Jewish Resources for Remembering September 11th

Jewish Resources for Remembering September 11th

This year, our remembrance of the terrible tragedy of 9/11 falls eerily during the Yamin Noraim, the Days of Awe between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. This unusual timing gives us a chance to pause and consider this occasion at a most solemn time of year. Today, in cities through the country, people will gather to pray, to remember the victims of 9/11, and to read the names of the fallen. And in just a few days, many of us will attend a Yizkor service to remember loved ones who have passed away and to honor those who have perished as they upheld Jewish values.

May their souls find peace, may their loved ones find courage and comfort to endure, and may our communities continue to grow in strength to honor the memory of those who have passed on fallen.

Here are some resources for prayer, contemplation, and teaching on 9/11.

May It Be Your Will
At the Hand of Terror: A 9/11 Yizkor Prayer

Talking with Children
Podcast: A Time to Weep

More Resources
Reflections on 9/11: Post-Traumatic Growth
Religious Action Center Resources

Audrey Merwin is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism’s communication team. She edits Reform Voices of Torah, the Monday edition of Ten Minutes of Torah.

Published: 9/11/2013

Categories: Jewish Life, Death and Mourning, Prayers & Blessings
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