Sunday, October 01, 2006
Erev Yom Kippur story
M of the Netanya Gruzini Maffia phoned me. He is a kablan, a contractor, and he never paid the design I made for him. But today is Erev Yom Kippur, the day of preparation for the Day of Repentance, the Day of Judgment, a day of praying and fasting, when our actions during the year are weighted in Heaven and the decision is registered in God's Book. Jews use to ask for absolution of their sins and offenses from each other. M, in a sheepish voice, asked to pay his debt. Wretched Gruzini maffioso, cannot sleep fearing God's judgment for how he treated me. Graciously, I accepted his money offer and wished him Gmar Hatima Tova - May Your Name Be Inscribed in the Book of Life and not in the Book of Death. So be all of us.