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Is that like a purifying holiday? I’m sorry I don’t know much about Jewish holidays.
yom kippur is the day of atonement! it’s when we (i.e., jewish folks like myself) spend the day fasting and contemplating the wrongs we’ve made in the last year, in the hopes to do better in the new one that began on rosh hashana. it started at sundown tonight, and it’ll go until sundown tomorrow. i am, myself, a terrible and lazy jew who identifies very, very strongly with the culture and rituals of judaism but has a tentative-at-best relationship with the belief aspect; i’ll be fasting until the sun goes down tomorrow, but i fully intend to drink
water beverages (i literally had to come in and edit this a second after making it when i realized i was drinking tea RIGHT NOW, i told you i am not good at this) and smoke cigarettes too, which you’re really not supposed to do at all. TO THE FOLKS FOLLOWING ME DOING A PROPER FAST: I SALUTE YOU. TO THE FOLKS FOLLOWING ME WHO ARE ALSO JEWISH BUT ARE NOT FASTING: I SALUTE YOU TOO. actually, i salute all y’all, whatever you believe and/or do not believe. SALUTES FOR ALL MY FRIENDS
of course, that’s the reader’s digest version of the reader’s digest version; yom kippur is actually a beautiful holiday, and one of the holiest days of the year for us, and really interesting. i just do not, at this time, feel much like explaining all of it! plus, i wouldn’t be able to properly; i’ve got a lot of personalized yom kippur feelings (because i’ve been developing them all my life) that probably wouldn’t line up with everyone/anyone else’s. if you want to know more, there is always google! it’s bound to be able to provide more reliable, and less individualized, information than i am <3