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Yom Kippur Can Yom Kippur atonement be accomplished in a tweet?

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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:26 am

Coming from a non-observant family of Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union to Israel, a country where many people tend to lead secular lifestyles to begin with, I wasn’t raised in a particularly religious environment. In fact, I can count on fewer than five fingers the times that I stepped foot in a synagogue during my childhood.

But one aspect of the Jewish faith that has always appealed to me, and likely appeals to many other Jews, is its introspective morality. Every fall season, we look back on the past year in advance of Yom Kippur, determine whom we have wronged, and try to atone for our interpersonal sins with sincere apologies.

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