The Eight-Day Week
In case you totally forgot about the Jewish holiday that began last night because you were too busy trying to talk to Peggy Siegal at the Style Awards last night and when your mom called and was like “Le’shana Tova” and you were all “Shana…OH-SHIT!” (hypothetically), don’t worry, you still have time to repent. Yom Kippur is just around the corner, after all.
A good way to start off the new year is putting “Get Clarity” on your Smartphone device and listening to the cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” by Aish.com, “the world’s largest Jewish content website,” according to their press materials.
It’s Yom Kippur—take the opportunity to spend time with family pondering past wrongs and starting the year 5773 on the right foot. As The Observer has reported, the city’s top power shuls include the Modern Orthodox Fifth Avenue Synagogue (home to Lenny Kravitz and Ronald Perelman), the Conservative Park Avenue Synagogue (see you there, Read More
It is hard to know which is the greater affront: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lecturing the world about the rule of law, as he did at the United Nations on Sept. 24, or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spewing his anti-Semitic trash on Yom Kippur, as he was scheduled to do before the General Assembly on Sept. 26.
In either case, the U.N. once again demonstrated its institutional contempt for Israel.
Eric Yaverbaum has more than a few techo-sins to account for: ignoring his wife, tucking his kids into bed by text message, sleeping with his Blackberry cradled under his chin. This Yom Kippur, the Jewish holy day of atonement, Yaverbaum is asking the world to join him in repentance by disconnnecting from the digital world. Read More