"Jews praying in the synagogue on Yom Kippur" -- 1878 painting by Maurycy Gottlieb
The Day of Atonement is almost upon us! Tomorrow, after the afternoon feast, we will enter into 25 hours of fast and prayer. Yom Kippur atones for many sins if we truly repent. But before God can forgive us for the sins against him, we must ask (and hopefully receive) forgiveness from the people we may have hurt or wronged.
My dear friends and blog-reading friends, I sincerely ask your pardon
> for when I have not answered your welcome comments in a timely manner (or at all!)
> for not yet finding answers to some of your good questions
> for postponing visits to your blog, thinking I will get to it when there is more time
> for letting some e-mails slip out of sight onto the previous page of my inbox
> for not yet posting awards some of you have graciously granted to Jerusalem Hills
Please forgive me for the sin of procrastination and laziness.
I will do my best to be a better blogger-friend in this new year.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Shalom, may we all have shalom!