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What about the Jewish holiday young -- starts Tuesday at sundown -- also known as the day of atonement and -- the holiest day of the year for Jewish people joining us now is rabbi Joseph.
Fantastic the executive vice president of the New York board of rabbis.
And a host of WABC's -- show.
Religion on the line rabbi nice to see this -- -- see you for the person who doesn't understand what young reporter is all about take us through the meaning of this holiday why.
So important it's really called did the David Holman is well.
And in coming here I saw a sign that -- cleaning pressing alterations but I thought to myself that's -- -- of the holidays.
It's a time to spiritually.
Cleanse oneself -- -- time.
That need prayers of the Torah readings challenge us to be better and ultimately we have to make changes.
That's would you -- is it's about making the changes -- said the smartest guy you have him that was as Taylor everytime I went to see you measure of deceit had he changed that you -- So we here in safe all the time about someone having a revelation that happened overnight or -- change that happened for them overnight but you you make a point beyond report is not about changing overnight it's a gradual process -- -- Believe in behavior modification.
Small steps we call -- -- good.
-- who he -- she was yesterday.
That to me is the best form changes more lasting more mean.
Historically though take us back to the history of this holiday and it is it rooted it it is it rooted in this day one specific day or zero long.
All this month.
-- ten day you know all of the month you have to -- -- -- what does that mean you have to suffer so you go with about 25 hour fast.
You refrain from all of the pleasurable activities.
That you enjoy the rest of the time.
And above all you spend.
Concentrated periods with family and friends and I think that's very importantly the essence of religion has to be in the context of community.
We can't just do would alone can't just do -- on line.
You have to be there with people if you're not Jewish what can you take away from -- holidays receive your friends who are Jewish how can you relate it -- that we can make changes that.
None of us is fixed in stone so to speak that we can't.
Modified who we are.
There are people who walk around we're all kinds of you know grievances all kinds of gripes and say that's me.
-- -- says I think all religious says that's not you.
You can do a lot better than you're -- people have their stories and -- stick to them for so long -- -- on this type of person -- can make those changes they look back and they refused to look ahead.
Rabbi thank you for educating me some of our audience -- morning I'm sure nice to see you this morning to see who's -- do you say happy holiday with that position not a robot.
Sure not to Obama excellent -- it started.
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