October 1, 2006, - 11:47 am
By Debbie Schlussel
To my readers and friends:
In observance of the Jewish fast day of Yom Kippur, I will be out of blog commission on Monday. Yom Kippur is one of the holiest Jewish holidays, during which we fast and pray for about 25 hours to ask G-d for a good year. No food, drink, shower, TV/radio, phone, etc. the whole day, which is mostly spent at synagogue. The idea is that you are removing yourself from worldly concerns and focusing on spiritual ones, most importantly repentance for your sins.
It starts just before sundown, tonight, and ends after dark tomorrow (Monday) night, with one sound of the shofar (ram’s horn–see explanation of shofar here).
I will try to put up a few things, today. But, in any event, G-d-willing, I will be back on Tuesday morning with new stuff. To my Jewish friends and readers, have an easy fast and a great year. To everyone, see you very, very soon.
Thanks to the many readers who sent me i- and e-cards wishing me an easy fast and a good year. Right back at ya!
Tags: Debbie Schlussel, e-cards, food, Ram, Yom Kippur