Monday, September 24, 2012

Some Thoughts as Yom Kippur Approaches

People interpret their religion and holidays in different ways.  I certainly respect orthodox Jews who observe everything to the letter of the law.  Reform Jews chose what and how they want to observe each holiday.  In my opinion all Jews must see the Day of Atonement as a time to reflect on the past and hope for the future.  We must think of what went wrong in the last year and what can we do different in the year to come.  I chose to fast for 24 hours on Yom Kippur.

I wish my Jewish friends an easy fast if they chose to observe the holiday that way.  Gentiles mean well when they wish Jews a happy holiday for Yom Kippur; obviously it is not a nice holiday.

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