Tag Archives: Yom Kippur

Things Sometimes Are What They Seem

Our rabbi told us a story during one of his sermons this past week during Yom Kippur, and I can’t get it out of my mind.  I paraphrase: A man rode up to a village and approached the Village Gatekeeper. … Continue reading

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Eat Now, Then Atone

Eat early today and go to temple like a good Jew.  I am going.  Dinner is almost ready, though it seems like I just finished lunch.  I will be full in temple, satiated, tired.  I will sleep deeply tonight. I … Continue reading

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Homeless and Hungry in NYC?

Did you know that one out of every five children in New York City does not have enough to eat? The rabbi told us this last night during his Yom Kippur sermon.  This morning we are all filling bags with … Continue reading

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Do You Atone?

Well, it is Yom Kippur once again.  Time to atone.  I have always found it interesting that in our religion we celebrate the New Year before we atone.  It would seem to make more sense to atone and then celebrate, … Continue reading

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Giving it up for Lent, Jewish style

So, I’ve decided to conduct a personal experiment.  Yes, that’s right, I am conducting an experiment on myself.  After years and years of social drinking (alcohol that is), I am going to give it up for Lent, Jewish style.  I … Continue reading

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