Yom Kippur: have an easy fast

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Yom Kippur began at sundown today. It is a complicated holy day.
I found this interesting:
From Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur to Your Destination:

The year was 1882 and Oscar Wilde was coming to the United States. The customs official routinely inquired if he had anything to declare. His reply: “Only my genius.” Years later as he sat in prison and reflected on a squandered life, Mr. Wilde mused, “I have been a spendthrift of my genius…I forgot that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character.”

One of the most striking differences between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur revolves around attention to detail. On Rosh Hashanah we reflect on the goals we want to achieve in life, on the overall direction we want to travel, and on the destination we want to reach. …

…Yom Kippur on the other hand is a day in which attention to detail reigns supreme. Throughout the Yom Kippur prayer service you will find dozens of items for which to ask forgiveness. …

…Some would say that Yom Kippur is but a microcosm of Jewish life. A guilt-ridden obsession with trivialities. In fact Yom Kippur is an affirmation of the value of life, of each day and of every aspect of each day, and of every choice that we make. We all know: that which we truly cherish is that which we carefully scrutinize. The more significant the whole, the more precious are its details.

edited to add:

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One thought on “Yom Kippur: have an easy fast

  1. J. sent me the video link after I made this post. I thought to add it in the comments, but not everyone reads comments, so I’ve added it to the post itself.

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