About AtoneNet

We’re getting close to Yom Kippur and the liturgical “al chet”s, where we atone both for our personal sins and for the sins of the community.

The thing is — I don’t really know whether the sins on that list actually correspond to what we as a community actually want to apologize for. The “al chet”s end up feeling like apologies for the sins of an *imagined* community, almost an idealized community of sinners.

Since it is unlikely that any of us would willingly share our deepest shames publicly, I have set up a website where anyone can — anonymously — describe what they’ll be asking forgiveness for on Yom Kippur.

Be as specific or as general as you’d like, without revealing your identity.

I am hoping that the results of this website will be something that you and I can take to shul on Yom KIppur and incorporate into our prayers in some way.

For more information about this project, email dzkalman@gmail.com

Media mentions: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/11/creative-cures-for-your-yom-kippur-boredom.html http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/rabbis-round-table/.premium-1.549600