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Famous Yom Kippur Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Yom Kippur poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous yom kippur poems. These examples illustrate what a famous yom kippur poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Amichai, Yehuda
 You mustn't show weakness
and you've got to have a tan.
But sometimes I feel like the thin veils
of Jewish women who faint
at weddings and on Yom Kippur.

You mustn't show weakness
and...Read More

by Pinsky, Robert
 Some of us believe
We would have conceived romantic
Love out of our own passions
With no precedents,
Without songs and poetry--
Or have invented poetry and music
As a comb of cells for the...Read More

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