Public Life, Public Confession and Yom Kippur


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Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Bradley Hirschfield

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Ritual; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Communal Memory

Type: Brief


The author applauds Israeli efforts to revise official history to include examples of Jewish mistakes and negative actions. He calls for the establishment of a collective "Yom Kippur" to address the sins and shortcomings not only of individual private lives, but of public life as well.