Easy Fast

For those of you observing Yom Kippur tonight, have an easy fast.

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    Marta Acosta says:

    Sarah, that was easy!  No directions at all to follow.

    Okay, I thought of you yesterday when I was at the market.  I noticed that the kosher salt is now in the spices/baking goods section of the store, instead of the Jewish foods section.  This led me to conclude that kosher salt is the gateway product for Jewish food.

    In other words:  kosher salt is the new salsa.

    May you rock your Yom Kippur.

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    Marta Acosta says:

    Argh, I read “here’s an easy fast,” not “have an easy fast.”  Nevermind.

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    Suze says:

    I was going to say, isn’t an easy fast kind of defeating the purpose of Yom Kippur?  And then I decided to google it before I made an ass of myself.  And then I decided to make an ass of myself anyway, ‘cause that’s the way I roll, baby.

    Looking at the list of things you’re supposed to not indulge of—in order to focus your attention on repentance—kind of makes me think I’d be completely obsessed during the whole day, and not be repenting at all.  No food, no washing, no putting on lotion.

    Argh, I’m hungry! And smelly! And my dry, cracked hands are hurting me!  Owww!

    Perhaps it’s a good thing that my religion doesn’t require me to actually abstain from anything.

    Those of you observing Yom Kippur (and Lent and Ramadan when the time comes around) have my admiration for your ability to stick to it.

    Could you vote on Yom Kippur?  Has it ever come up?

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    Leslie H says:

    I love Yom Kippur! Atonement and forgiveness are 2 of the best things about being human!

    Rock on!

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    EmmyS says:

    L’shana tovah! May you be inscribed, and all that…

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    Lori says:

    Same to you, Sarah.

    I was going to say, isn’t an easy fast kind of defeating the purpose of Yom Kippur?

    Suze, the purpose of the fast isn’t to ‘deprive’ yourself. Originally, it was because you spend all day in shul focusing on atonement and the concept of the day, so there was no time to eat.

    The only time I hated it growing up was when it fell on my birthday (happens quite frequently with a birthday in the first week of October). That really sucked. This year I missed it by a day. Phew! Last year, it fell on my youngest son’s birthday. Poor kid.

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    Suze, voting on Yom Kippur can be an issue.  If you’re religiously observant, what you do is cast your vote absentee.  In our county we have early voting for two weeks before each election (which rocks!), so I vote early just in case there’s a conflict on election day.

    And I have no doubt all of the Bitchery was sealed in the Book of Life for a year of prosperity, health, blessings and good reading.

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    G’mar Hatima Tovah!!

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