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Yom Kippur 5767, Y'all

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Yom Kippur begins tonight at sundown. Challah!

The Day of Atonement, is when we look back at the past year and ask for forgiveness for the sins we've committed against God. If you did anything wrong to an actual person in the past year you'll want to ask that specific person for forgiveness before sundown today, as Yom Kippur is really reserved for the stuff between you and God in particular. He/She wants you to get your interpersonal shit done beforehand.

Our new favorite "alternative" Jewish lifetstyle website ChaiCenter.org has lots of nifty info on the holiday itself and on free services offered to anyone who's interested. Serivces include "Stump a Rabbi" and the "Closing of the Gates" prayer, set to coincide with the end of the traditional Yom Kippur fast. We're cleansing our bodies and souls, you see.

Side note: We learned from TMZ.com that Mel Gibson was asked by Rabbi David Baron at Temple of the Arts, to be the keynote speaker at their Yom Kippur services. We asked the temple to comment. Mel Gibson has passed on the invitation. Seems the congregation will have to do with their plain old Rabbi. Oy Gevalt!