On this most sacred of Jewish holidays-- a solemn Day of Atonement marking the 40 days that began with the first of Elul, Jews around the world fast in repentance for their sins. The Book of Life is closed and sealed, and those who have repented their sins will have a good and happy year.
I am told that one should not actually wish a "Happy Yom Kippur", but rather an easy fast. Yom Kippur is not a happy day.
May our Jewish friends who read this blog and our Jewish brethern In Israel and around the world have an easy fast and a safe and happy year.
In this treacherous time, may they be blessed with good will from all men.