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Atone

I’ve never been religious but always respected the idea of the Jewish high holy days.

Two days for the new year with Rosh Hashannah. God then opens his book for the next 10 days. You’re supposed to think about the past year. Repent. Pray. Atone. Maybe change.

At the end is Yom Kippur. God makes a final judgment whether to write your name in the book of life or not.

They’re not holidays; they’re not celebrations – the most important days in the Jewish religion are about introspection, making peace with what you’ve done, reflecting.

This year I have a lot to think about.

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