Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Tomorrow is the Day of Atonement, YOM KIPPUR, of the Jewish calendar.
Some mistakenly think it the holiest day of the year. The Torah is explicit that the Sabbat is holier, and is one of the ten commandments. But the Sabbath comes every seven days, and it’s easier to try to breath in holiness once a year rather than every week.

I do not fast on Yom Kippur, and haven’t since the last time I tried, too many years to count. That’s another story which I managed to insert into my WIP in fictional form. 
But I do attempt a form of atonement.

If I offended you in any way, I’m sorry.
If I failed to help you when I could have, I’m sorrier.
If I caused you harm*, I’m sorriest.

*Unless you are the gang that broke into our home in mid-June. I hope you are caught and arrested, and I will gladly testify to make sure you don’t walk away with a slap on the wrist.
I am clearly not ready for sainthood.

Wishing all who observe a calm and reflective day, and may you be signed and sealed in the book of life for the year to come.


  1. You've never offended me, but I forgive you anyway just in case someone else doesn't. I'm the forgiveness stand in.


  2. Who among us is ready for sainthood. You're just fine, Mirka. :)

  3. Have a good day :)Never offended :)

  4. On the contrary, you've helped me more times than I can count. Hugs, dear friend.

  5. I hope you enjoyed your Yom Kippur! This reminded me of a similar tradition practiced in Russia before Easter when I lived there. It's a good to think on these things. Thank you for sharing more about this day.

  6. Letting them get away scot-free to hurt someone else isn't saintly. I hope they get caught, too. And I hope things turn around for them during incarceration so when they get out, they can start afresh.

    You've encouraged me more times than I can count, Mirka. Have a calm one. :)