Etgar Keret on Why Yom Kippur Has Always Been His Favorite …

Etgar Keret On Why Yom Kippur Has Always Been His Favorite ...

Etgar Keret On Why Yom Kippur Has Always Been His Favorite ...

Yom Kippur was always my favorite holiday. Even in nursery school, when all the other kids liked Purim because of the costumes, Hanukkah because of the latkes, and Passover because of the long vacation, I was hooked on Yom Kippur. If holidays were like kids, I once thought when I was still a boy, then Purim and Hanukkah would be the most popular in class, Rosh Hashanah would be the most beautiful, and Yom Kippur would be a kind of weirdo, a loner, but the most interesting of all. When I think about that now, a kind of weirdo, a loner, but the most interesting of all is exactly how I saw myself then, so maybe the real reason I loved Yom Kippur so much is that I thought it was like me. The thing is that even though I m not a kind of weirdo anymore, definitely not a loner, and grown-up enough now to understand that I m not the most interesting, I m still in love with that holiday.

Israeli writer Etgar Keret writing for Tablet1 about Yom Kippur, forgiveness, and why it s never too late to atone.

Yom Kippur also known as the Day of Atonement is considered the holiest day of the Jewish year.

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Stories about forgiveness from the Longreads Archive3

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  1. ^ Israeli writer Etgar Keret writing for Tablet (www.tabletmag.com)
  2. ^ Read the story (www.tabletmag.com)
  3. ^ Stories about forgiveness from the Longreads Archive (longreads.com)
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