Atonement

Yom Kippur Day of Atonement - Mosaic Law

Recently, on the Hebrew calendar, Yom Kippur, “Day of Atonement”, was celebrated. This is the most solemn and holy of Jewish observances. It is the one day even many secularist and religiously indifferent Jews show up at synagogue. As reported in the Chicago Jewish Star, “many synagogue seats are sold out and overflow crowds congregate […]

Nathaniel Hawthorne – “Happiness in this world, when it comes…

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us on a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.   Nathaniel Hawthorne Is this not what Jesus said in […]