A Little Feast Before the Fast
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As night encroaches so too does Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish religious days in the annual standing, sitting, reading, and singing that is religion. It is a soul cleansing day of atonement and forgiveness, when one is forgived of past sins and transgressions. In short, we get a clean slate, and we do this by depriving ourselves of that which we love most: food. So tomorrow, from sundown tonight until sundown manana, the Jewish delicatessens of the world will serve not a slice of rye or a crumb of meat. Egg creams will go unmade and matzo balls will rest idly by in refridgerators.
It’s been a great year for me here at Save the Deli. This site was just a concept last Yom Kippur, and now it is a growing community of deli lovers. I thank you all and hope that you can forgive any transgressions I’ve had over the past year, whether they were misspellings or misinformation, or perhaps unflattering words about a favorite deli of yours.
Here’s Jerry Lewis singing Kol Nidre. Search as I might for the Neil Diamond version from the 1980′s Jazz Singer, I couldn’t find it.
Easy fast. Here’s a pic to get your stomach through the day.
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