A Yom Kippur confession: “I have sinned against Thee by criticizing Your Jewish leaders in a public forum”

In a few days, it will be the Jewish Day of Atonement, also known more or less awkwardly as “Yom Kippur”.

On this day, Jews are expected to undergo a grueling fast, 25 hours in length, that not only forbids eating and drinking, but also showering and brushing your teeth, such that you are not only hungry and thirsty but also dirty and smelly by the end of it.

Even more humiliating is the fact that you must repeatedly and publicly confess your sins, even the ones you didn’t actually commit.

  • Zaba

    I’m an equal opportunity criticizer.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    An annual 25-hour fast sure beats Ramadan.

  • Dana Garcia

    Hmm, I didn’t know about the no showering or toothbrushing. I have to think about that.

    • truthdareisay

      Only the most observant don’t brush teeth or shower.. most brush teeth but don’t swallow the water…

  • Shebel

    Do the Jews wash their feet in the sinks of the Infidels and are they ignorant enough to not clean up after themselves. ?

    • truthdareisay

      No we never wash our feet..

      • Shebel

        That is what I thought.

  • Shebel

    There is a lot of of deep ominous Silence here.

    • truthdareisay

      Have you ever passed grade 3?

      • Shebel

        Yah. I did. A while back. .

  • Shebel

    so–that is the great sacrifice of ‘Yom Kippur’.

    You don’t eat for 25 hours ?
    Now , hey we are having fun.

  • David Murrell

    To all on this thread, have a happly Yom Kippur.

  • simus1

    Discomforted Official Jews crying the blues?
    Hope they made a video.