Yom Kippur is all about me. Me, me, and me. Yours may be about you, but that's your business. For me, this is a holiday of reflection - an opportunity for deep and meaningful thought about my past year. It's a day of solitary thought, letting me identify who and how I am. For some, prayer services are best for them. Not me. I prefer quiet, perhaps even the outdoors. Maybe services aren't your thing, or you can't make it to services - but you can do something meaningful in your day. Find where you are most comfortable and go there.
And then I get to eat. A lot.
The break - the - fast meals I used to go to at my grandparent's were of epic proportion. The speed of bagel consumption resembled our own Sunday Bagel Brunch (that's here every Sunday form 11:00am - 1:00pm), just with only 20 people. While frustrating, the awful traffic and road rage to leave synagogue was worth every bite of delicious food. At a young age I learned how important food is. It binds us together and creates community. It gives us reasons to interact with others. After a day of self-reflection, this meal brings us back into the community. Please, join us this Saturday night - be a part of our amazing Illini Hillel community.
G'mar Chatima Tova - May you be inscribed in the Book of Life