Monday, October 2, 2006
Yom Kippur is over
Yom Kippur is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar. We pray for a good year. There was an orthodox temple in my neighborhood that closed on account of changing demographics in the neighborhood. The Mitchell-Linden area of Flushing was built up in the early 1950s and was populated mostly by Jews. Over recent years the Jews either passed away or moved to Florida and Koreans moved to the area. Although the orthodox temple closed, the nursing home next door allowed the congregants to pray there. For the last 3 years we went to the orthodox services held in the community room of the nursing home. I don't observe Yom Kippur to the letter of the law, but I did fast for 24 hours. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous year.