Atonement: In gratitude for accountability

Yom Kippur, “The Day of Atonement” is the most solemn day of the year in the Jewish calendar.

That’s the day we Jews are held to account for our sins and transgressions of the past year.

A deeper understanding views this day as one to celebrate.

Most people of faith strive to be law-abiding citizens, but they do not look to the government for their moral authority. They look to God.

Maybe that’s the reason they are always the first to be persecuted in authoritarian regimes.

This week we celebrate our accountability to God.

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