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September 8, 2007
May 27, 2010 7:13 PM
haha. i love enyourage!!! best tv show!
September 20, 2007 12:41 PM
apologize by sundown
it reminds me of when I was a kid -I could do what I wanted, and, IF I got caught, I could say "I'm sorry and I'll never do it again" thinking they were stupid to believe me. So do we think our creator is stupid?Baruch ha Shem
September 19, 2007 8:30 PM
Ok yes it is a tv show and it was funny to watch. But it gives a poor representation of what Yom Kippur is all about. I come from a conservative Jewish family and I used to do all the things one is not supposed to do on Yom Kippur. Some people in that community may have that care free attitude but some may take it seriously. So its a two way street some do see the holiness of the holiday and some don't The show took the attitude of those who don't only to show us that we must all take it seriously as a people who are being judged on that day and every day.
September 17, 2007 4:40 PM
People, on the whole, hear them speaking fluently (after practice) and confuse it with intelligence!
September 17, 2007 4:35 PM
A friend and I were discussing Christian deathbed repentance in much the same way, the intent is what is important and the beauty is freedom!
September 15, 2007 8:31 PM
unfortunately it is probably how most people - including most jews view Yom Kippur - isnt it sad that american jews know more about the holidays of all other religions than they do about their own
September 12, 2007 12:29 PM
Lighten up. It's just a TV show!
Hashem is the only Judge. These are fictcious characters with ficticious lives. It's a COMEDY! REAL people can do their best to live a holy life. Laughter is a mitzvah. Lighten up.
September 11, 2007 11:05 PM
To Anonymous, Sadly...
Get away from that temple as fast as you can and go to an Orthodox shul, the frummer the better (though open to newcomers, which most are). If you're looking for sincerity, for heartfelt prayers, for the feeling of oneness with the congregation, for thunderous Amen's and Shema's, beautiful priestly blessings, and the most sublime conclusion at the end of the longest and holiest of days, you'll find it here. Shana Tova.
September 11, 2007 11:00 PM
it is a pity and a shame that people have such a shallow outlook on the holiest day of the year.I have no doubt that this sort of twisted take on yom kippur was encouraged by a lack of toirah true education . "as long as you apologise b4 sundoiwn everything is forgiven" LOL
September 11, 2007 10:40 PM
Mensch for all times :)
The show describes the irony and the struggle within each of us for the physical and spiritual goals in our life.
September 11, 2007 3:14 PM
Your name in His Book of Life?
Obedience brings blessings, disobedence punishment. Our attonement is to tell Him of our love for Him. Will He open His Book of Life to you this year?
September 11, 2007 1:56 PM
thanks for your messages that you are have been sending to me.
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September 11, 2007 11:50 AM
Yom Kippur is a beautiful and crucial Jewish holiday, because we decide how self-disciplined we are going to be by fasting for 20-24 hours and atoning for our sins, followed by how we'll go about being written in the book of life.
September 11, 2007 6:57 AM
The beauty of Yom Kippur is that we are given the miraculous ability to stretch into our past and edit the movie of our lives. That's what true repentance does.
September 11, 2007 6:49 AM
This IS-REAL Beauty
The real beauty of Yom Kippur is that this day shows the love that G-d has for us, we are actually forgiven especially if we make our amends between the ones we have wronged. WHAT A CONCEPT!
September 10, 2007 10:57 PM
I wish you hadn't done this.
September 10, 2007 8:53 PM
Sadly, I know to many Jews who probably think the same way Ari Gold does
Yom Kippur should be an opportunity for each person to get in touch with themself. From my experience in Temple, it's often time more of about fashion and gossip and not very much about reflection or repenting.
September 10, 2007 8:43 PM
I am aware that this is a joke column, but there are some who would believe what is being expressed here as true of the Jewish beliefs in regards to forgiveness.By doing so you denigrate something truly lovely and trivialize Yom Kippur. Not a good look at all, and if it looks that bad to an Irishman how bad must it seem to one of God's Chosen.You do not need to sink to the lowest American level to maintain readership. Lift the bar on your performance lads, we love humour, but ridicule is avenue of the witless. Shalom.
September 10, 2007 2:20 PM
well, I 'm bothered
I am really unhappy with these type of programs. They are obvious to me as a farce, a "how-not-to-live-your-life" manual, if you will but they are taken as being the truth by non-Jews. What will this character think when his daughter grows up to be a Hollywood Madam - happy that she has fulfilled the requirement of requisite thinness? I don't watch these shows. They are written by Jews and they lead others to say or think things are all right because, after all, Jews mocked their own religion first.
September 9, 2007 2:34 PM
Part right, part very wrong
He's got one thing right: we are forgiven for our sins on Yom Kipput, but he's very wrong if he thinks God forgives us for anything we do, no matter what. That's the real beauty of YK. God helps us repent, as mature human beings.
September 6, 2007 3:36 PM
We are a nation of boneheads
The only answer is that America is a nation of boneheads. It may be the only explanation why we allowed George W. Bush into the White House to play president (twice -- who does he think he's fooling?) and why Donald Trump could have a successful television show. Let's embrace it and our faith-based Idiocracy! D'oh!
September 5, 2007 9:09 PM
Yes, their opinion matters
Celebrities are not smarter or dumber than average America. They represent a sampling of all intelects. Therefore, their opinions are most likely just reflecting everyone else's opinion. There are both conservative and liberal celebs. So, what they say is really what we are saying, but with more recognition. We look to them to say to the world what we want to say to the world because they have the world listening.
September 4, 2007 6:29 AM
We've Lost Our Way
We've lost our moral compass when the only people we listen to our ones that are completely immoral. Let's get back on track world.
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