Get up for Yom Kippur

“Get up… I gave you 10 days for repentance, for turning over a new leaf in the Book of Life.

Now you will have 50 weeks to be renewed.

Even if you don’t have faith in yourself, I have faith in you.

Get up off­ the floor and get up quickly. Falling isn’t the worst sin.

Staying on the floor is.”

The words above are the last part of a prayer meditation from Makhzor Tikunay Nefashot: a spiritual renewal high holiday prayerbook I edited in 1999.

About the Author
Rabbi Allen S. Maller has published over 250 articles on Jewish values in over a dozen Christian, Jewish, and Muslim magazines and web sites. Rabbi Maller is the author of "Tikunay Nefashot," a spiritually meaningful High Holy Day Machzor, two books of children's short stories, and a popular account of Jewish Mysticism entitled, "God, Sex and Kabbalah." His most recent books are "Judaism and Islam as Synergistic Monotheisms' and "Which Religion Is Right For You?: A 21st Century Kuzari" both available on Amazon.
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