Yom Kippur

“I’ve noticed that Yom Kippur is the one day most Jews go to synagogue despite their level of observance, and I have no idea why”

I’ve noticed that Yom Kippur is the one day most Jews go to synagogue despite their level of observance, and I have no idea why. Rabbis have noted that logically people should gravitate to Purim or Simchat Torah or some other holiday that mostly involves being yourself and just cutting loose. But Jews are insane and guilt-ridden and set a standard where you gotta be in a room with hundreds of other Jews pleading for your life to a G-d you couldn’t care less about the rest of the year.

Saul Sudin, “I F**king Hate Yom Kippur”, Hevria (6 October 2016) [http://hevria.com/saul/fking-hate-yom-kippur/]