My non-caloric food for thought.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the highest Holy Day of the year for the Jews. This year, Yom Kippur has come and gone, but I am still thinking about it.

We have a prayer book we use for every Saturday, but for two holidays, for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana (New Year, or literally, the Head of the Year), we use different prayer books. So, why do we bother? The prayers are basically the same, for the most part. But there is one big difference. Actually, there are a few, but for me, that one big difference is the focus of death and the begging of forgiveness (with the…



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Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.