Cho Hamo’ed Sukkot October 3, 2015 / 20 Tishri, 5776

“Adonai, Adonai, El Rahum v’Chanun” may be familiar words that your recognize from the High Holy Day liturgy. It appears many times on Yom Kippur, especially. These words come from the special Torah reading for the Shabbat that falls within Sukkot. The words come from Exodus 34: 6-7, in which God describes God’s own Divine characteristics to Moses. Chief among the attributes listed are God’s abundant mercy, kindness, and forgiveness. It makes sense that such a passage would be central to the Yom Kippur liturgy. We will discuss this passage and its use in the liturgy more fully at our monthly Parashat Hashavuah (Weekly Torah portion) study session this Saturday at 9:30am, before Shabbat services.

Exodus 33:12–34:26