Sunday, September 26, 2004

Fasting on Yom Kippur

If I hear this one more time, someone's gonna have a bloody nose. "Oh, I hope I lose weight on Yom Kippur!" I don't know how to break it to you, but G-d's intention is not to have a skinnier nation on 11 Tishrei. Sorry.
The purpose of fasting on Yom Kippur is NOT to lose weight. It's to be like angels and beg G-d for forgiveness for being such shallow idiots that that thought enters/dominates our minds. Surely, in this image-obsessed society, many people have entertained that thought. Keep it there. IN your head, because by saying it out loud, you reveal how shallow and self-invloved you are.

3 Comments:

At 9/26/2004 3:40 PM, Blogger Happy Day Cards said...

I'm just curious...why do you spell God G-D?

 
At 9/26/2004 3:53 PM, Blogger Becca said...

hi... im jewish and i know exactly what ur saying i keep hearing that from a lot of my friends being that this would be our first year of fasting (this is most of my friends bar/bat mitzvah year) newayz it gets really annoying... i was just fasting to ask for forgiveness....

 
At 7/12/2006 10:44 AM, Anonymous Chani said...

That's so shallow! B"H I've never heard anyone say that. In fact, as I get older, I notice that more & more people are wishing me a meaningful fast, rather than an easy one.

 

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