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Jewish Roots - A Yom Kippur Lesson For Christians

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["On Demand" episode: pre-recorded. Do not call in.] I remember my dad being very sad that day. I actually saw him tear up, and this was a man who I never saw cry. We were sitting in synagogue on Yom Kippur. Some of the men around him were standing up, and they stood up for the whole service which lasted most of the day. Nobody ate any food that day so some of the elderly men, standing up wasn't easy. My mom, seated with me, explained that the standees were especially sorrowful for some of the things they had done that year and they were asking for forgiveness. All during that week, people would say to each other " L' Shanah Tovah Tikateyvu! " " May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life ." And the hope was that God would give you another year to live - in health and prosperity . But it was just a hope, a nice thing to say. Nobody could know for sure. Tonight we discuss the lesson of this tradition, but not for Jews- for Christians: this matter of this " Book of " Life". What does the Bible say to the Church about this, and the Jewish concern about it on Yom Kippur? Tune in and take notes! Your host: Rev . Rick Anderson, each Thursday at 9:30 PM EST.

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