Sundown Sunday evening, Oct 1, 2006, ushers in the observation of Yom Kippur. The Day of Atonement.
On this day Jews stand before their God, list their sins, and beg forgiveness. The deity we stand before is neither the "turn the other cheek" entity nor the "kill the unbelievers" god of our "daughter religions."It is to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that we turn. The Justice-loving, "Thou Shalt, Thou Shalt Not", Righteous God of the Torah.A deity who requires that we beg forgiveness not just from him, but also from those against whom we sinned. In the spirit of the moment permit me to openly confess that the above cartoon is an example of plagiarism!
I stole it!You see, Dry Bones runs in a number of newspapers and (like every year for the past thirtysomething years) I needed to do a 'toon for Yom Kippur... And, well, I stole this year's Yom Kippur cartoon. I lifted the idea from a Golden Oldie from 1989, thinking, like the Danish cartoonists, that no one would notice.Forgive me.And may you be inscribed in the Book of Life.