Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Day

Beginning at sundown today, we Jews will begin a 25 hour fast. It will not end until the triumphant blast of the shofar is sounded tomorrow evening. There are many beautiful prayers. Below is part of one:

It is true that You are their Creator and You know their inclination, for they are flesh and blood. A man's origin is from dust and his destiny is back to dust, at risk of his life he earns his bread; he is likened to a broken shard, withering grass, a fading flower, a passing shade, a dissipating cloud, a blowing wind, flying dust, and a fleeting dream.

G'mar Chatima Tova. May you have an easy fast. May you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life.

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