September 13, 2013
Tweeting and texting become a means of repentance during Jewish High Holy Days
During the Jewish High Holy Days, tweets and text messages show repentance and ask for forgiveness.
I may have hurt your feelings this year, and for that I apologize. Please forgive me.
Sorry if I was extra sassy to anyone this year. I didn't mean it, I'm just sassy.
I'm sorry to anyone I have hurt, saddened or angered. I hope to be forgiven as I have forgiven you.
Yom Kippur, which begins Friday night at sundown, is the Jewish Day of Atonement and the culmination of the High Holy Days -- a 10-day period of reflection and self-evaluation when Jews are called upon to repent and seek the forgiveness of God and persons they might have wronged. Such expressions of atonement once could happen only face to face. But mail and the telephone changed that and, like other communications, some of those exchanges are moving online.
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