February 6, 2021
Do you remember this famous Yom Kippur piyyut?
Each line describes a different relationship with God, i.e., we are Your children, You are our parent; we are Your people, You are our sovereign. In truth, it is a love song. Each verse expresses another facet of the relationship between God and the Jewish people. Wherever there is depth in a relationship there is also endless nuance and subtlety, each depicting another dimension of a much greater and deeper totality.
What does the poem mean? How do we develop a relationship with God?