Below is a selection of posts and materials we’ve shared over the years for Yom Kippur. Some alumni have asked us for these materials, so we’ve collected a good deal of what we have online into one handy & accessible collection or Yom Kippur Anthology. Please read up on or print desired selections before the holiday to be best prepared for a most meaningful Yom Kippur! 

Short Tidbits, Intros, & Running Commentary

YOM KIPPUR TWEETS – short, to the point, crisp essential points in a variety of categories – there’s lots of quick but meaningful material here

YOM KIPPUR MACHZOR NOTES – download & print this PDF booklet for brief running Machzor commentary that we insert in or put alongside the Machzors each year for Yom Kippur services

ARCHWAYS HIGH HOLIDAY EDITION – our online booklet of inspiration shared by alumni, students and Rabbi Mendel, a holiday series published during Covid

New for this year 5782/2021:

THE HANDWRITTEN COVID PRAYER LETTER 

PROFESSOR HIDALGO’S COMPLAINT 

THE MORE IS LESS NUTRITIONIST

MENTALITY AND THE BOOK-MOVERS

THE SCHACH WINDFALL AND THE BOX-TRUCK

OUR ALMOST, BUT NOT-YET-OUT-OF-THE-WOODS TIME – to be posted soon

OUR “BACK-TO-THE-FUTURE” APPEAL – to be posted soon

About Yom Kippur:

WHY SKIP CLASS FOR YOM KIPPUR

YOM KIPPUR CONVERSATION IN DUTCH QUAD

THAT FATEFUL YOM KIPPUR

TALE OF THREE MACHZORS

3 YK MEMORIES OF REBBETZIN CHANA

YOM KIPPUR MESSAGE AT A PUBLIC LIBRARY

TWO HIGH HOLIDAY JOKES

About the Machzor – High Holiday Prayerbook:

THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THE MACHZOR

THE FOX, THE LION, AND THE 300 JOKES

OUR NEW MACHZOR INSCRIPTION – UALBANY INSPIRED

PRAYER IS LIKE WAR

Some Specific Machzor Commentary – in addition to tweets & Machzor Notes etc above:

WHY DOES RABBI AKIVA SHOW UP AT KOL NIDREI?

THE SUNRISE SUNSET POEM

THE SAILOR AT THE HELM/ANCHOR POEM

THE RANSOM REFUSAL

SEARCH HERE – NOT THERE

ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIP FIRST

KNOTS TIGHTEN, AND CLOSEN

More on Yom Kippur General:

CONFUSING INTERNAL & EXTERNAL BATTERIES

JONAH AND THE LEGO BLOCK

SHOFAR BLOWING IN MARCHING UNIFORM

THE EREV  YOM KIPPUR DRUNK or (same story): BYPASSING YOM KIPPUR

THE MUG SHOT STORY (told at The Moth)

Some of our “Yom Kippur Appeals” over the years: 

TAKE-5

CLARK KENT & SUPER-JEW

A CALL TO ARMS

THE FORTNITE PICK-AXE

THE SHEMA