The “Atone Home” Edition

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In this very special episode of sustainably recycled stuff devoted to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, hear about the evolution of the great piyyut and prayer, u’netanah tokef, and hear how members of the crew make sense of the strange and beautiful holiday from their strange and beautiful perspectives.

Jeremy Benstein, “The Bikes and Vibes of Yom Kippur in the first modern, Jewish city”

Miriam Herschlag, “Sins for the Internet Age”

Noah, “And to think that I saw it on Yom Kippur”

All that and indie songs of Yom Kippur!


  • Yom Kippur, by Ha-Va’ad
  • Yom Kippur, by Camela Angelsart

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2 comments on “The “Atone Home” Edition

  1. Neil Weidberg says:

    Hi Noah and the crew, I want to take a moment to wish you a happy and healthy new year. You have the best podcast of the bunch. I just re-listened to “A Song for Peace.” It’s truly remarkable. All of the “in remembrances” and profiles that you create are done with such heart and care. I just increased my membership level and hope that you will continue doing this a long long time. I was Benji Lovitt’s Yeer Course roommate and his close friend ever since. I worked for YJ for a long long time. That is part of why your podcast resonates. It reminds me of the true intellectuals who used to loom large at TY before even my time there in the late 80s. Best, Neil

    1. Noah Efron says:

      Oh, Neil, thank you so much for this kind message (and I enjoy thinking of myself as one of the old-timey, pleistocene Young Judaeans, back when we used to argue whether Ber Borochov was true to the spirit of Marx). It’s also moving to me that you are still close friends with Benji, as I love that guy very, very much. I’m grateful for your support (the money), just as I am grateful for your support (this lovely note), and I hope we’ll have the chance to meet up the next time you visit Benji here in his natural habitat of Tel Aviv. Warmest, Noah

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