The Purpose of Yom Kippur

Odds And Ends

Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated in 1986 while on his way home from a movie theatre in Stockholm. The crime remains unsolved. According to the Associated Press, that has not stopped about 130 people from coming forward claiming to be the assassin.   None of those confessing to the crime has been charged. Criminal psychologists have long noted how some people have a need to confess to crimes they have not committed. The irony is that not enough people confess to crimes they do commit. That is the purpose and the benefit of Yom Kippur.


Words to Live By

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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