Yom Kippur: A day of Atonement

By Rabbi Lisa Bock, Jewish Community of Ojai
In these final Days of Awe, we may remember our recent celebration of Rosh Hashanah and its meaningful salutation — “Shanah tovah tikateivu v’teichateimu” — “May you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for the New Year.” We wish this for our family, our friends, and acquaintances. We appreciate receiving this blessing from others. I recall the first time I heard this greeting, and thought how meaningful it is for everyone. We are all hoping for a good year, and particularly to have the grace of G-d to steady and keep us throughout the year.

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