Yom Kippur begins tomorrow night.
The holiest day of the Jewish calendar, this holiday requires Jews to fast and atone for their sins.
I’ve been fasting (or doing my best attempt to fast) for a few years now. It’s not easy, by any stretch of the imagination. The emotional will power that is required to not open the refrigerator is almost herculean.
But I do it. I do it because it is important. As I stated in my post about Rosh Hashanah, I don’t participate in many Jewish rituals. But Yom Kippur I do participate and despite the challenge of fasting for 25 hours, I somehow manage to do it.
I fast on Yom Kippur because I want to show my creator that I am proud to be Jewish and it is important that I externally share that pride with the world.
To all those who are fasting, have an easy fast and may you be written in the book of life for the coming year.
P.S. I say it every year, the best meal I have is the post-Yom Kippur meal.