a blog with cultural bulimia.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

As long as I say your name...

Mr.DF included me in this year's Yom Kippur Services at Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST) - New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Synagogue. The service was held in the Hammerstein Ballroom, a place I had been to before, among most of the same audience, in very different circumstances - it involved Victor Calderone.

The part that touched me the most was the Yizkor, where "the everlastingness of the soul is celebrated" by repeating a prayer for each loved one that has been lost: "As long as I say your name..."

Márcio Flávio