The Day of Atonement Began At Sundown


Written on 10:20 PM by Jack B.

Tonight is the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. It is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. The day when GOD looks over the Book of Life and judges your sins committed in the past year. Like Santa Claus on Christmas (except GOD works all year round and on his own schedule) HE's checking a list, checking it twice, going to find out who's been naughty or nice. So on this day Jews fast and atone for their sins for the past year, asking for forgiveness and promising to do better the next year. Whether people actually do is another matter entirely. In our household, the Holy Day is usually celebrated by lighting a 24-hour candle in honor of dead loved ones. We were not a religious family (heck my Dad isn't even Jewish) but we felt we had to do something. So to everyone (and to GOD if you're reading this), a solemn Yom Kippur.

We are also in the middle of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which also consists of prayer, fasting and reparation to GOD. To all my Muslim friends, have a joyous and happy Ramadan and hopefully a happy afterwards Eid afterwards.

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