Well, it's here- Yom Kippur, the day that we get to show God how sorry we are for all the lousy stuff that we've done throughout the year by getting headaches and spending the day in shul next to the old lady who can't stop crying.
Before Yom Kippur, it's customary to ask forgiveness from people that we have sinned against. Therefore, to anyone that I may have offended- reader or fellow blogger- please know that the slight was unintentional and kindly find it in your heart to forgive me.
It is also customary to purge ourselves from sin by doing kapparot. I'm not real big on waving live chickens around my head and then slaughtering them, so in my house we do our kapparot with money. This year, I have decided to donate our kapparot money to Ezer Mizion, an Israeli organization that provides medical and social support services to the sick, incluing the world's largest Jewish Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Ezer Mizion has saved hundreds of lives so far. Their website is http://www.ezermizion.com/.
Wishing you all a G'mar Chatima Tova, an easy fast, and all the best in the year to come.