Brucha Bruja

I will not fast for Yom Kippur–the older I get, the less capable I am of such gestures–but I will cast my sins into the sea tomorrow. I find it so much easier to atone when I feel her eternal, unconditional love. This year I feel compelled not only to reckon for my failures as an individual but as a citizen of one of the most dangerously fraught countries in the world. Even those who are not Jewish may embrace this holiday as an invitation to do better. G’mar tov.

"All, everything I understand, I understand only because I love."
― Leo Tolstoy