It is sundown now, here on the West Coast, and the Day of Atonement has begun. To all of my Jewish friends and readers, may you and your family be sealed in the Book for Life for peace and blesings ahead, and may you have an easy fast.
The picture above was taken last year, when I made a trip to New York to say goodbye to my mother as she was dying. On one day, my brother and I drove up High Point in New Jersey. There, I found a rabbi and his family, blessing the four directions and blowing the shofar to remind the people that God is One and He reigns.