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Yom Kippur: Father's Day for the Jewish People

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(14) Anonymous, September 13, 2010 12:27 AM

Being human is a difficult task. There are many "days" that are special in Judaism and Yom Kippur is the most difficult for more reasons than the fast. None of us should be hypocrites but like you said "I get a little insane" and that is how it is for many if not most. Yes, I hope the fast is an easy one because I want to concentrate on the most important thing and that, to me is being completely sincere with Hashem. Only Hashem can seal us for a sweet, clean, good, wholesome and prosperous year. Of course I hope the fast happens to be the easiest part. It has to come from the heart. We just happen to like our foods. For me, the more traditional the better. I am converting so I love all those traditions that someone else might say, "not brisket again not tsimmis again"... well not me. I like your messages Lori and I thank you for this one and I take to heart the words regarding an easy fast. There are so many things that are more important on which to focus. Sweet, Year, Happy, Hashem.

(13) MARIA, June 9, 2010 1:14 PM


Yon Kippur should be Fathers Day for the whole world.

(12) Daniel, June 9, 2010 1:13 PM

Thanks for this video

Great speech, it will certainly will make my fast more meaningful.

(11) Miss Catherine Manna, June 9, 2010 1:13 PM

Thank You!

Your right Lori, we are not perfect, we Wish we were. We make mistakes, and sometimes we forget. We can only try, try our best, God knows. And every year, like today, we realize something new about ourselves. Let us "try" to make every day, "fathers day"! I love you Lori, I love God, and.... I love all of his people!! They maybe small in number, but they are big at heart! amein!

(10) judy, June 9, 2010 1:13 PM

I was very moved by your 'Father's Day' talk. It is exactly how I feel before Yom Kippur. Thank you. I can now approach Y.K. not as a failure or a sham but as this amazing person I would want to be even tho' I know I won't be able to rise to it.

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