since passion for the truth is something we have always lacked.
but sober when we are ourselves for our untruthfulness attacked.
its words recall the lies for which we fast, and are indicted.
Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur is a festival on which all Jews are supposed to speak the truth! Ps. 116:10-11: הֶאֱמַנְתִּי . I trusted, may have inspired, וכל מאמינים, and all trust, the poetic prayer that is recited on both these festivals, and עָנִיתִי, I was greatly afflicted may be regarded as an allusion to Yom Kippur, regarding which Lev. 16:31 commands וְעִנִּיתֶם אֶת-נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם, and you shall afflict your souls.
Carlos Lozada writes in “The Inside Joke That Became Trump’s Big Lie,” NYT, 9/22/22:
Gershon Hepner is a poet who has written over 25,000 poems on subjects ranging from music to literature, politics to Torah. He grew up in England and moved to Los Angeles in 1976. Using his varied interests and experiences, he has authored dozens of papers in medical and academic journals, and authored “Legal Friction: Law, Narrative, and Identity Politics in Biblical Israel.” He can be reached at [email protected].