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5 True Stories for Yom Kippur

5 True Stories for Yom Kippur

From a Soviet labor camp to an ISIS prison, inspiring stories of people who clung to observing Yom Kippur, despite the odds.

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Midnight in the Old City

Midnight in the Old City

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What draws tens of thousands of Jews, night after night, to the midnight Selichot service?

Yom Kippur: Coming Clean

Yom Kippur: Coming Clean

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Try your best, and God takes you all the way.

Betrayal and Forgiveness

Betrayal and Forgiveness

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My best friend inexplicably severed our relationship. I was faced with the challenge of forgiving the unforgivable.

Yom Kippur, Still Single

Yom Kippur, Still Single

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I slowly began to realize that Yom Kippur is a gift, not a burden.

The Ten-Ton Phone

The Ten-Ton Phone

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Now is the time to work on mending any rifts in your family.

Anti-Semite Learns He's a Jew

Anti-Semite Learns He's a Jew

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What do you do when you learn you're the very thing you hated? One man’s incredible road to teshuva.

Yom Kippur: Everyone Falls

Yom Kippur: Everyone Falls

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It's getting up afterwards that matters.

Why I Hated Yom Kippur

Why I Hated Yom Kippur

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It made me feel like a fraud. But this year is different.

My Yom Kippur Resolution

My Yom Kippur Resolution

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I cringe thinking how much aggravation I caused this woman.

Forgiving

Forgiving

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The struggle and freedom of asking and giving forgiveness.

No Baggage

No Baggage

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This Yom Kippur, leave the guilt at home.

Stalking True Atonement

Stalking True Atonement

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Pulling our misdeeds out by their roots.

The GPS and Yom Kippur

The GPS and Yom Kippur

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Lost? Relax. Here's the way to get back on route.

Football Victory: A Yom Kippur Story

Football Victory: A Yom Kippur Story

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Not all wins take place on the playing field.

Other People's Tears

Other People's Tears

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Breaking the empathy barrier this Yom Kippur.

Delete Forever

Delete Forever

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Yom Kippur enables us to wipe out our soul spam.

Whom We Hurt: A Yom Kippur Preparation

Whom We Hurt: A Yom Kippur Preparation

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Most interactions are with people whose private pain is hidden from us. How can we make sure that we do not add to their distress with a harsh word?

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

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After taking another man's life, a petty criminal changes the direction of his life.

Bad Attitude: A True Story For Yom Kippur

Bad Attitude: A True Story For Yom Kippur

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"My career was still stuck in neutral. I wasn't working. I wasn't doing anything to get things going either, except blaming my roomate for ruining my life with his success."

Amos the Righteous: A Yom Kippur Fable

Amos the Righteous: A Yom Kippur Fable

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Those who believe in the power of good deeds love to tell his story.