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For the Kids

by Abby Gilad

October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

The word for book in Hebrew is sefer. The word for counting is sofer. On Yom Kippur, we count all the good and bad deeds that we've done in the past year and it gets recorded in the Book of Life. God also wants to put your story for the past year in that Book of Life. What great things happened to you this year that you want to happen again? Did you do really well in math because you worked hard?

Did you make a new friend because you offered her your water on a hot day? Well, make sure all that gets written up.

On YOM KIPPUR there is a lot of talk about TESHUVAH, saying you're sorry for last year's mistakes,

and starting the new year off clean.

The Yom Kippur Diet

On Yom Kippur we are supposed to fast for 24 hours. Here's a good Yom Kippur riddle.

Send it in fast and you can win.

What can you never eat for lunch or dinner?

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