The Match of Hannah Senesh and the Candle of Yom Kippur
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
At the end of Yom Kippur, Jews around the world engage in a ritual unparalleled throughout the year: blessing a flame that has stayed lit for the entire holiday.
Join renowned writer and scholar Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik for a new understanding of this ancient rite through one of the most beloved modern Jewish verses about light and flame: Hannah Senesh’s poem “Blessed is the Match.”
Part of the NLI USA Signature Speakers Series
Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik will use Senesh’s poetry to illuminate the candle traditions of Yom Kippur and offer a new understanding of this ancient rite through the prism of Senesh’s writings.
In conversation with Dr. Raquel Ukeles, Head of Collections at the National Library of Israel, who will also provide an overview of the NLI’s Hannah Senesh Archival Collection.
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