Today is Yom Kippur, when our Jewish brothers and sisters fast and spend the day in the synagogue, atoning for sin, seeking a fresh start to the new year. The Jewish New Year began last week on Rosh Hashana, and these days between the High Holy Days are called the Days of Awe, which are meant for introspection in preparation for repentance. Jesus would have observed these days in these same ways. I wrote a little about Kol Nidre over at my Times Union blog, please feel free to check it out. No subscription or registration is required.
As an aside, no one wishes anyone a “happy Yom Kippur.”
You can read more about that over at the other post.
A day of repentance and fasting is never a bad thing, so may we all find ways to turn to God.