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At sundown tonight Yom Kippur begins. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, perhaps the holiest and most important holiday in Judaism, the day when the entire nation’s sins are forgiven. It is a solemn day of fasting and prayer. The typical greeting for Yom Kippur is "Have an easy fast".
Yom Kippur atones only for sins between man and G-d, not for sins against another person. To atone for sins against another person, one must first seek reconciliation with that person, righting the wrongs one committed against them if possible. That must all be done before Yom Kippur.
Just some random stuff:
Since we are in the midst of the Baseball Division Series games I thought I'd post this video I've been saving -- just watch, it's only a bit over two minutes:
For the record:
16 days until Halloween
29 days until Daylight Savings Time Ends
48 days until Thanksgiving
78 days until Christmas
85 days until New Years Day
21 days since #OccupyWallStreet began
and the finale -- Times They are a-Changin
To all our Jewish friends: Have an easy fast.
To everyone: Have a wonderful day