Yom Kippur etiquette can trip up Jews and non-Jews alike

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

It's the Jewish New Year. But don't say "Happy Yom Kippur ." Wishing a Jew a "Happy Yom Kippur" would be a faux pas on the most solemn day of the Jewish calendar, the Day of Atonement, which begins at sundown ...

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Qball

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Oct 8, 2008
 
What's with not wearing leather and brushing your teeth, then how about not brushing your hair. What about make-up, hair spray, etc.

What's the deal?
Burgerman

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#2
Oct 8, 2008
 
Too many rules.

" “Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest” Emile Zola "
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Oct 8, 2008
 
Barry wrote:
Only 2 responses? Usually an article like this would bering out the nutsies and the Nazis.
good one Barry ...j
hung likahorse

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#5
Oct 8, 2008
 
Jews rule!
WTF

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#6
Oct 8, 2008
 
You're supposed to be focusing on atonement and not on superficial concerns on Yom Kippur. God doesn't care what you look like.
Qball wrote:
What's with not wearing leather and brushing your teeth, then how about not brushing your hair. What about make-up, hair spray, etc.
What's the deal?
bipolar bear

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Oct 8, 2008
 
This is the great thing about being a born again atheist: none of these idiotic superstitious rituals to go through. How anyone can actually believe this "God" nonsense is simply beyond rational thinking.

Instead of burying their noses in a prayer book, their time would be better spent reading Richard Dawkin's book, "The God Delusion" or any book on physics.

It's not just Jews, but Christians, Muslims, Hindus and all the rest who have been brainwashed into believing this claptrap. Religion is all about power and control by the Grand Poobahs who run the various churches, temples, mosques, shrines, etc.

There's no Heaven and no Hell. When you're dead, that's it. Game over. Enjoy life while you can.
Barry

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Oct 8, 2008
 

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See what I mean about the nutsies and Nazis coming out from under their rocks, pulling their heads out of their rectums and writing in these forums.
c-seven

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Oct 8, 2008
 
bipolar bear wrote:
This is the great thing about being a born again atheist: none of these idiotic superstitious rituals to go through. How anyone can actually believe this "God" nonsense is simply beyond rational thinking.
Instead of burying their noses in a prayer book, their time would be better spent reading Richard Dawkin's book, "The God Delusion" or any book on physics.
It's not just Jews, but Christians, Muslims, Hindus and all the rest who have been brainwashed into believing this claptrap. Religion is all about power and control by the Grand Poobahs who run the various churches, temples, mosques, shrines, etc.
There's no Heaven and no Hell. When you're dead, that's it. Game over. Enjoy life while you can.
Thank you!
Kari

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#16
Oct 8, 2008
 
First, i am jewish and have nothing againest any religion.

I find it very disrespectful for whoever wrote this article to call Jewsih people "JEWS".
Myfamily and i were NOT religious and as a child i did not like the jewish holidays at all, they were and are very boring.

The Chanaka is suppose to be the festival of lights, Never got that one either.

PS- please excuse my spelling i am handicap and can not hit all the letter correctly at times.
Suburbanite

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#17
Oct 8, 2008
 
Is there going to be an article on what to say to Christians on Easter?

Or to the Baha'i on the Martyrdom of the Bab or to Mormon's on Pioneer Day?

Or on Eid-Al-Fitr to Muslims, or on Diwali to Hindus or Buddhists?

I thought not. So why is one religious group singled out for such attention? Or shall I call it pandering?
gone and grateful

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Oct 8, 2008
 
bipolar bear wrote:
This is the great thing about being a born again atheist: none of these idiotic superstitious rituals to go through. How anyone can actually believe this "God" nonsense is simply beyond rational thinking.
Instead of burying their noses in a prayer book, their time would be better spent reading Richard Dawkin's book, "The God Delusion" or any book on physics.
It's not just Jews, but Christians, Muslims, Hindus and all the rest who have been brainwashed into believing this claptrap. Religion is all about power and control by the Grand Poobahs who run the various churches, temples, mosques, shrines, etc.
There's no Heaven and no Hell. When you're dead, that's it. Game over. Enjoy life while you can.
First rule of science: You cannot prove that something does not exist.
You could be right..... what if your wrong?
Cooper City guy

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Oct 8, 2008
 
JewBAGS wrote:
Jews are DISGUSTING people, in every way imaginable. They know they are pathetic this article proves it. What a bunch of INBRED FREAKS.
Look in the mirror Barry
You ignorant bigoted bastard. Please attend my seminar on appreciating Judaism, corner of Stirling and 90th Avenue, tonight after Kol Nidre. I will be wearing the mezzuzzah and will beat the holy crapolla out of you with it.
thought the same thing

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Oct 8, 2008
 
Barry wrote:
See what I mean about the nutsies and Nazis coming out from under their rocks, pulling their heads out of their rectums and writing in these forums.
Barry - when I saw the article this morning in the paper, my first reaction was exactly what you thought - waiting to see all the anti-semitic comments. I happen to agree with another poster - why do we keep needing these articles - for the Jews who actually fast we know what to say and not say -I wish they would stop writing articles in the paper or if they do stop having these forums to have all the jerks out there writing things. I would love to read about the other religions.......
Hanky

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#21
Oct 8, 2008
 
I agree with bipolar bear. It is so obvious. Anyone with a rational brain can see it. Today's religions are no different from the ancient Greek mythology except not as much fun. Just as we now look back on the ancient religions as primative people in the future will look at us and say the same thing.
bipolar bear

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Oct 8, 2008
 
gone and grateful wrote:
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First rule of science: You cannot prove that something does not exist.
You could be right..... what if your wrong?
First rule of religion: if you can't explain it, it must be a sign from "God". If I'm wrong, show me the proof that doesn't violate the laws of physics.
bipolar bear

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#23
Oct 8, 2008
 
Actually I'm in favor of all religious holidays. There's less traffic on I-95 when these folks stay home and pray, celebrate, or conduct virgin sacrifices.

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#24
Oct 8, 2008
 
All one has to remember is the golden rule: Don't stick your c*ck in the gifelte fish. No one likes that.
Barry

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Oct 8, 2008
 
thought the same thing wrote:
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Barry - when I saw the article this morning in the paper, my first reaction was exactly what you thought - waiting to see all the anti-semitic comments. I happen to agree with another poster - why do we keep needing these articles - for the Jews who actually fast we know what to say and not say -I wish they would stop writing articles in the paper or if they do stop having these forums to have all the jerks out there writing things. I would love to read about the other religions.......
Thank you.
Barry

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Oct 8, 2008
 
Delightful_girl wrote:
All one has to remember is the golden rule: Don't stick your c***** in the gifelte fish. No one likes that.
Is that the C word that rhymes with dock or with punt?
rest of us

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Oct 8, 2008
 
Suburbanite wrote:
Is there going to be an article on what to say to Christians on Easter?
Or to the Baha'i on the Martyrdom of the Bab or to Mormon's on Pioneer Day?
Or on Eid-Al-Fitr to Muslims, or on Diwali to Hindus or Buddhists?
I thought not. So why is one religious group singled out for such attention? Or shall I call it pandering?
I don't take offense - S. Florida has a large Jewish population, and I appreciate the chance to become more familiar with their practices and the etiquette. Especially at my work where I am among a handful on Gentiles.

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