Monday was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
This completed the yearly cycle of Jewish Holidays which begins with the New Year on the Jewish calendar.
In between The New Year and Yom Kippur, comes a ten day period of penitence. The New Year also marks the moment when God opens the Book of Life.
On Yom Kippur, he shuts the Book of Life at sunset after entering into it the names of those who shall live and those who shall die; those who shall be happy and those who shall be sad; those who shall be rich and who shall be poor; those who shall be exalted and those who shall be brought low and on and on.
Getting one’s name in the Book is important because you are not here if this is not accomplished.
Although God’s work on this earth is our own, the work of God plays the ultimate role in our lives – and this idea is especially prescient on Yom Kippur.
Happy holidays to our Jewish neighbors and friends.