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“A Wasted Yom Kippur”
Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at http://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA. View all posts by rabbiadar
2 thoughts on ““A Wasted Yom Kippur””
Thank you for reblogging, Rabbi! I’m honored.
It was the High Holy Days liturgy that got me, too. The injunction, specifically, that “for sins of one human being against another, the Day of Atonement does not atone until they have made peace with one another.” I’m doing this from memory, but I think that’s close to what’s in Days of Awe. One of the things that disgusts me the most is seeing people get caught doing something awful and then announcing that they’ve now found Jesus and God has forgiven them, and we’re all supposed to congratulate them and relax and forget all about it, because now everything is hunky-dory, without one syllable about doing anything direct to repair the damage they’ve done. I always thought that was a pretty nifty way of avoiding taking responsibility for cleaning up one’s own messes. I like our approach a lot better.