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09/29/2022 05:00:00 PM


Rabbi Josh Whinston

Fasting on Yom Kippur is a privilege. Making a choice not to eat for a day is not something all of us can do. Some can’t make that choice for health reasons, and Judaism entirely supports this. One must eat if fasting puts one’s health at risk. Others may not choose to fast because it is not a choice at all. Some of us just don’t have enough food. If you are someone who has the privilege to fast, or even someone who cannot fast for health reasons but has the means to provide yourself with nutritious food whenever you need it, consider dedicating Yom Kippur to those in our community that don’t make a choice to fast but are hungry nonetheless. Consider the hunger pangs and think of folks in our community who feel hungry daily. Consider how your brain doesn’t work quite as fast by the end of the day when you haven’t eaten anything. Consider these things, and then consider donating to our annual Food Gatherer’s Donation Campaign. Our goal this year is to raise enough money for 108,000 meals; we have less than 10,000 to go! Could you help us get across our finish line? Please make any donation that is meaningful for you.

Chatimah Tovah—A good seal in the book of life!

Fri, June 2 2023 13 Sivan 5783