Monday, October 02, 2006

Quality and Responsibility

For people who are Jewish, last night a holiday named Yom Kippur started at sundown. The purpose of this holiday is to confess all of your sins to G-d for the past year and pray for forgiveness. The very first prayer that starts the service that began last night, is called Kol Niedre. It is the prayer where you ask God for forgiveness for those promise made to G-d that you did not keep. I don't want to mis-lead you here, but there is a level of respect that is due.

Should you choose to take it seriously, this is the beginning of 24 hours of soul searching, fasting, extraordinary personal ass-kicking, goal-setting, and commitment.

See you later, it's never bad to do this.

9 comments:

cinders said...

Fasting??!!

I don't know if I can sign up for that, I'm famished the way it is.

mist1 said...

Commitment? I think I can manage the rest.

Echo Mouse said...

Just herded in by Allan. This blog is funny :) Might have to add you to my favs. That would blow the reflecting I'm supposed to be doing though so...ah screw it. I've been kicking my own ass for years now. I'm taking this time to cut myself some slack. God would want me to. I know this for sure.

Alison said...

I can fast if I am mentally prepared for it. You've caught me off guard.

The CEO said...

Mixing and matching is always permitted. it's the thought that counts. I'm just saying that I am not always right. In baseball, a big league hitter that can get a base hit 3 out of 10 times he comes to bat gets paid millions. Not all my trades are perfect.

I do better when I admit my mistakes early.

Echo, you're ALWAYS welcome here.

WanderingGirl said...

I'm always unsure how to express this holiday... Happy Yom Kipur? Merry Yom Kipur? It's a serious holy day and with all the atonement stuff, I'm just not sure that happy or merry is appropriate!

Either way, I hope it's a good one for you.

The CEO said...

What people who are Jewish say to each other is Good Yuntif, which mean Happy Holiday. I couldn't practice if I was religious because I'm an insulin dependent diabetic. Not permotted to fast. Still, reflection never hurts. I didn't get blessed with that omniscient thingy.

cmhl said...

good Yuntif to you!

is good Yuntif appropriate for any Jewish holiday?

The CEO said...

Yes it is, thank you very much, cmhl. I cannot conceive of you ever being otherwise, ma'am.