October 8, 2008, - 1:27 pm

In Observance of Yom Kippur

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, tomorrow.
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 (Thursday) night, with one sound of the shofar (ram’s horn–see explanation of shofar here).
I will put up a few more things, today, and try to have some more stuff I’ve written for my webmaster to put up tomorrow in my absence. But, in any event, G-d-willing, I will be back on Friday morning with new stuff (and movie reviews). 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!

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G’mar chatima tova Debbie! May we be enscribed in the book of Life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRy2K1Q7zY4&feature=related

American Sabrah on October 8, 2008 at 1:58 pm

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