Death and Mourning

The Healing Powers of Poetry

Chris Harrison
In a time as devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic, people heal in many different ways. For Cantor/Rabbinic Pastor Lisa Levine, healing comes in the form of music and poetry.

Unetaneh Tokef in the Time of a Pandemic

Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler
The Unetaneh Tokef has a long list of ways that people die, often violently, a way of shocking us into realizing our mortality. The original prayer, however, can be traumatizing. This version seeks a more empathetic approach to mortality.