For silent contemplation, or to be voiced aloud, before the Unetaneh Tokef prayer of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:
A day when we look inside
To pray and to judge ourselves
Holy One of Blessings
In this year to come
May each and every one of us be counted
May each and every one of us be recognized
For her strength and his gentleness
For his beauty and her wisdom
For no other reason
For the most important reason:
We all are created
In Your image.
David Aladjem is a student in the ALEPH rabbinic ordination program.
Image: Shechinah Above the Town by Linda Frimer.