Friday, September 13, 2013

Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown This Evening

I am loving this infographic. 

Everything you wanted to know about Yom Kippur but were afraid to ask. Fantastic visual representation of Judaism's most holy day.

I find Yom Kippur a very peaceful time. It's a spiritual window of sorts. When food and drink are removed from one's day, time passes in a very different manner. There is a lot of time for thought and prayer, and I find it comforting.

Bonus Yom Kippur message from the great Caroline Glick who notes, no heads have rolled in the wake of the 20th anniversary of Israel's nightmare known as the Oslo accords.

She says:

"The absence of regional peace has nothing at all to do with Israel."

"It stems from the virulent Jew-hatred that is endemic throughout the Islamic world."

"Due to this hatred, Israel’s neighbors seek its destruction. The centrality of their irrational, obsessive desire to seek the eradication of the Jewish people and the Jewish state is the reason there has been no true peace between Israel and its neighbors – including its Palestinian neighbors."

"And because their hatred is irrational and all-encompassing, there is nothing Israel can do to appease them."

There is nothing Israel SHOULD do to appease them either.

And this goes for Israel's Jewish and non-Jewish critics and foes alike.