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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

11 October 2016. Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown Tonight



Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days in the Jewish Year, begins tonight at sundown. If your Jewish friends need a hand today… give it! Run an errand, watch the kids, walk the dog… whatever that they might need on this hectic day for them. It’s what decent people do… tomorrow, give ’em the space to honour their day of repentance. That’s the best gift that you can give them.


Friday, 3 October 2014

3 October 2014. Yom Kippur … Holiest Day for Jews, Begins at Sundown

Yom Kippur


Yom Kippur is Holy Friday, Holy Week, and Lent rolled into one… on one day! Don’t bug your Jewish friends… they’re supposed to be reflecting and meditating on their sins. They’ll be breaking the Yom Kippur fast tomorrow at sundown… then, it’s copacetic to visit them and bring a gift or two. This is like Easter for them… it’s the most important day of their religious year. Give ’em the space to honour it. That’s the best gift that you can give them.


Sunday, 16 September 2012

16 September 2012. The Jewish High Holy Days Begin at Sundown Today… Congrats to All My Jewish Friends


My good wishes go out to all my Jewish readers and friends. It’s Jewish New Year! Hooray… but it’s also the Days of Awe, when Jewish people ask forgiveness for all that they’ve fallen short in during the previous year. They conclude with the blowing of the shofar on Yom Kippur, which is on 26 September this year.

Have a most meaningful High Holy Days…


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