I have a friend, Roee, who just sent me moving personal commentary of his own thinking about sin and atonement in the context of spending time with a Chinese immigrant family in San Francisco.
I am not going to post his piece — but it did remind me that Yom Kippur starts tonight. The conclusion of Yom Kippur tomorrow evening will end the period of atonement between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. . .and the year 5769 in the Hebrew calendar proceeds.
A “blessed” Yom Kippur to all.
— Steve Clemons
Update: I modified the post above to say a “blessed Yom Kippur” rather than a “happy” one — which would ring odd to many who are focused on atoning for sins they are considering. I have been told by a loyal reader who nicely reached out that this is a more solemn Jewish holiday. Thanks for the counsel — and all the best to those celebrating this holiday.