Sunday, October 16, 2005

Idle thoughts on Yom Kippur

The cultural context can have a significant impact on our understanding of the liturgy. A phrase in one of the piyyutim originally described a God who is slow to anger, but now suggests that God responds to dishonesty by exposing it to the whole world.

That's right, "ma'arich af" will never have the same connotation after Pinocchio.

No comments:

Post a Comment