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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DemetriuosChism

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#28
Oct 8, 2008
 
Kari wrote:
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.
Your whining is not handicapped though!
DemetriuosChism

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#29
Oct 8, 2008
 
bipolar bear wrote:
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.
Yes I plan to go out tonight and experience the serenity of the restaurants with no jews!!!
I wasn't planning to go out tonight but now I am most definitely!!!

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#30
Oct 8, 2008
 
Barry wrote:
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Is that the C word that rhymes with dock or with punt?
lol....use your imagination.
DemetriuosChism

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Oct 8, 2008
 
Barry wrote:
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Is that the C word that rhymes with dock or with punt?
Either way it's freakin hilarious!!
STPRULES

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#32
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.
aw, i love scott weiland too.
Not very Christian

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#33
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?
Actually, there are a multitude of articles about Christmas and Christian holidays and traditions. In this country, in fact, government is closed on Christmas. Its not closed on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. Why are we closed on Christmas? Because it is a holy day for Christians. Most places are closed on Easter as well. The government would be off if Easter were on a week day. And WHY do you celebrate 12 days of Christmas. Christmas is really only one day. So, Yom Kippur is the holiest day for the Jewish people and the paper wrote an article about it. Big deal. But you can't even give us that with out your snide comments. Not very Christian of you, is it?
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#34
Oct 8, 2008
 
I, for one, appreciate the info so I could address my Jewish friends and aquaintances in a more respectful manner (I was planning to wish them a 'happy' yom kippur).

In response to some of the comments:
There are articles that explain the particulars about Muslim, Hindu, and Christian holy holidays. Jewish people are called 'Jews'- have been for a long time, get over it. As for Delightful_girl's golden rule - I say 'Rule 34'- somebody somewhere is getting off on that (I'm considering it - sounds fun).
Miami Beach Police

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#36
Oct 8, 2008
 
Stupid mumbo jumbo if you ask me.
bipolar bear

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Oct 8, 2008
 
Shaun of the Dead wrote:
<quoted text>Jesus loves you.
I feel so much better now. Now I can go out and molest young boys (just like Catholic priests) and be content in the knowledge that I'll still make it to Heaven.
Common Sense

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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?
Call it more stupidity in the going downhill Sun sentinel.

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Not very Christian wrote:
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Actually, there are a multitude of articles about Christmas and Christian holidays and traditions. In this country, in fact, government is closed on Christmas. Its not closed on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. Why are we closed on Christmas? Because it is a holy day for Christians. Most places are closed on Easter as well. The government would be off if Easter were on a week day. And WHY do you celebrate 12 days of Christmas. Christmas is really only one day. So, Yom Kippur is the holiest day for the Jewish people and the paper wrote an article about it. Big deal. But you can't even give us that with out your snide comments. Not very Christian of you, is it?
The courts have ruled time and time again that Christmas is a secular holiday in addition to a religious holiday. It is estimated that over 90% of the population of the United States celebrates Christmas in some fashion. For many, they don't celebrate it religiously, but they do recognize and observe many traditions of the Christmas season. That can not be said about Yom Kippur or Hannukah.
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#41
Oct 8, 2008
 
If the Jews make me trip and fall, I will SUE...
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Oct 8, 2008
 
bipolar bear wrote:
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I feel so much better now. Now I can go out and molest young boys (just like Catholic priests) and be content in the knowledge that I'll still make it to Heaven.
and i love that song adhesive....and still remains. you?
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#43
Oct 8, 2008
 
Jews, Christians, Muslims, doesn't matter. You're all low-IQ, brainwashed, stone-age idiots.
you are an anti-semite

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Oct 8, 2008
 
DemetriuosChism wrote:
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Yes I plan to go out tonight and experience the serenity of the restaurants with no jews!!!
I wasn't planning to go out tonight but now I am most definitely!!!
please go and I as I am praying I will pray you either get hit by a car and die or choke to death in the restaurant and die. I am just sorry that I won't be there to see another anti-semite die........
too cheap

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#45
Oct 8, 2008
 
WHAT'S WITH USING THE SAME SCHMATA HEAD SHOT FROM LAST WEEk???
Love is Greater

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#46
Oct 8, 2008
 
1. Salvation is of the Jews
Jesus answered her plainly, "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews" (John 4:22).
2. Godís Word Came Through the Jews
(Rom.3:1-2).
3. Godís Gifts to Man Came Through the Jews..Isaiah (9:6):Matthew 1:1)..
4.The Jews Rejected Jesus as Their Messiah:John 1:11)He came unto his own, and his own received him not".
5. The Jews Attempt to Establish Their Own Righteousness:
For they being ignorant of Godís righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God" (Romans 10:2-3)Philippians 3:5-6,Philippians 3:7).(I Kings 8:46).Deuteronomy 27:26, Psalm 14:3).Romans 10:9-10,13).
6. The Jews Will Yet Receive Their KingdomOne reason that true Christians are so supportive of the nation of Israel and Jews in general is that we believe what God told Abraham, "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee" (Genesis 12:3). Another reason is the knowledge that the Jews will yet have their kingdom. YesĖthis too is taught in the New Testament.
7. Even Now Some Jews Will Come to Jesus as their Messiah (Romans 11:1).(Romans 11:1-2).(Romans 11:5).
CONCLUSION:
Paul declared, "Brethren, my heartís desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved" (Romans 10:1). He further testified, "I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh" (Romans 9:2-3). Paul knew that each individual must accept or reject Jesus Christ on their own. However, he loved his people so much that he would have been willing to give up his place in heaven if it would have meant their salvation. What an expression of love!
Yet, a greater love than this was described by the prophet Isaiah. He spoke of a man who was "despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not" (Isaiah 53:3).
But this man did not suffer for his own sins but for our sins. "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all:(Isaiah 53:4-6).
The prophecy of this chapter does not fit Isaiah nor anyone else in the history of the world except Jesus Christ. Jesus is truly the anointed one; the Messiah of Israel. Whether you receive him or not, I will still love you. My love is not based on you having my faith. But, oh, how I wish you could know the peace that comes by believing in Jesus! Will you at least consider him?
x-mas - Jesus

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Oct 8, 2008
 
Delightful_girl wrote:
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The courts have ruled time and time again that Christmas is a secular holiday in addition to a religious holiday. It is estimated that over 90% of the population of the United States celebrates Christmas in some fashion. For many, they don't celebrate it religiously, but they do recognize and observe many traditions of the Christmas season. That can not be said about Yom Kippur or Hannukah.
only people who believe in Jesus celebrate christmas in one way or another. muslims, jews, hindus, buddists, bahai's, etc. who do not believe that Jesus is their G-d take that day as a day off. the only thing I recognize is the longer shopping hours.
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Oct 8, 2008
 
you are an anti-semite wrote:
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please go and I as I am praying I will pray you either get hit by a car and die or choke to death in the restaurant and die. I am just sorry that I won't be there to see another anti-semite die........
wow, i am not sure that you can pray that someone dies.....all he said is that restaurants are nicer. and they are quite frankly. and the tips will be 20%. i have actually seen jews take out a calculator, deduct the tax and calculate the tip on just the food and drinks instead of the total bill. how cheap is that?
you are an anti-semite

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#50
Oct 8, 2008
 
not nice wrote:
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wow, i am not sure that you can pray that someone dies.....all he said is that restaurants are nicer. and they are quite frankly. and the tips will be 20%. i have actually seen jews take out a calculator, deduct the tax and calculate the tip on just the food and drinks instead of the total bill. how cheap is that?
I can hope then if not pray..... and only Jews take out calculators - Whenever I go out with other couples we just split the bill no matter what people ordered. I have been out with non-jews who calculate what they each order...... I am sure other religions do the same thing - and how are you positive that you saw only Jews???? go to restaurants and I am sure you will see it of other religions......

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