Michel M.J. Shore

Tel Aviv – Yom Kippur (2023) – A Crisis of Crossroads

A Wakeup Call for All


A cri de coeur, a cry of the heart sounds.

A clarion call to awaken now,

The conscience to responsibility

Of the utmost urgency in our midst.


The Tel Aviv outdoor Yom Kippur services

Bring forward an existential crisis;

To take stock, rethink, realize and act;

To regroup within, in union as one.


Thus, to respond, to liberate ourselves

From separate desires for the good of all.

The crossroads now before us need a bridge

On which we decide to walk together.


The decision is one, for all to take,

Not to wait before it is then too late.

About the Author
Michel M.J. Shore is a retired judge of the Federal Court of Canada and recently made a home in Israel. He is the writer of several published books and poetry collections.
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