Today is the Jewish High Holiday. It's the day of atonement. A chance to reflect and ask forgiveness for our sins and transgressions over the past year. In my case, all my Whitney Cummings cracks. It's a day of fasting (Jewish tradition has it that on all holidays you either fast or eat way too much), spiritual reconnection, and taking a break from your daily responsibilities (I will not be hosting SNL tonight out of respect to my faith and because no one asked me to.)
Staying out of work and school is not always easy or convenient.
reminded of Sandy Koufax not pitching the first game of the 1965 World
Series because it was Yom Kippur. Don Drysdale pitched instead. The
Minnesota Twins bombed him. He was lifted in the third inning. As Dodger
manager, Walter Alston came out to the mound to get him, Drysdale said,
"Yeah, Skip, I know what you're thinking. Why couldn't HE be Jewish?"
To all who observe: Happy 5774 (which means Mel Brook's 2000 year-old man is now really 3764).