Sunday night's Yom Kippur service opened with a meditative chant, Kosi R'vaya, which means "my cup is overflowing."
We began with the premise of abundance as the foundation for the intense spiritual work that follows, including a day of fasting.
The soothing melody (created by Rabbi Shefa Gold) was a curious choice to begin the evening prayer service, particularly given the demanding liturgical language.
I am noticing how it feels to be physically empty (from fasting) and spiritually overflowing.
Perhaps there is a greater willingness to surrender and let go if I trust in kosi r'vaya.
Cause' everything everything ends at the start
healing and feeling all of my scars
say goodbye say goodbye to the way i was before
say hello say hello to a new way
i was lost but i found what i was looking for
wakin' up wakin' up to a new day
–Tamar Kaprelian, from "New Day"