Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, so I will  off-line for at least 24 hours beginning late this afternoon. But first it is time for me to ask my many social media friends to forgive me.

Yom Kippur  is the day all observant Jews and many who observe only on Yom Kippur seek God’s forgiveness.   The service consists of many confessional prayers because when other Jews sin, the Jewish Community has failed.

Yom Kippur atones only for sins between man and G-d, not for sins against another person. To atone for sins against another person, you must first seek reconciliation with that person, righting the wrongs you committed against them if possible.

So on these last few hours, I ask any I  have offended by my posts, forgive me.  I have done the best I could, and will continue to do so. I will work hard  not to offend and ask your ongoing forgiveness when I do.

Thank you for all you have given me and may you and the world continue to be offered the opportunity to survive and to bring peace between and for all.

Thinking about what matters quotes

Who can say “I have purified my heart, I am free of sin? There is no man on earth so righteous that he never sins!” Cast away the evil you have done and get yourself a new heart and a new spirit.

Prov. 20:9

When Jews appear for Divine judgment, the angels say to them: “Don’t be afraid, the Judge…is your Father.”

Midrash Tehillim

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.  

Mark Twain

Forgiveness is a funny thing.  It warms the heart and cools the sting.

William Arthur Ward

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Paul Boese

If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.

Robert Brault

Stay strong, be kind, forgive, be grateful, do all you can to bring peace to your heart, your family, the world.


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