WHO AMONGST US DOES NOT HAVE TO ATONE?
Yom Kippur Starts At Sundown Sunday September 24 & Ends At Sundown September 25, 2023.
Yom Kippur Is Known As The Day Of Atonement . . . When Jews Stand Before God in Synagogues Worldwide, Confessing their (Our) Sins of the Year that is Just Ending, While Asking For Forgiveness.
Contrary To Many Beliefs, Even Amongst Jews, We do Not Ask for Forgiveness from God, Since in the Jewish Religion, There Is No Absolution From God.
WE HAVE TO PERSONALLY ACCEPT & ACKNOWLEDGE OUR SINS TO OURSELVES:
Who We Ask For Forgiveness . . . Are Those Against Whom We Have Transgressed.
TO ME . . . YOM KIPPUR IS 7-DAYS PER WEEK . . . 52-WEEKS PER YEAR:
Yom Kippur Is The End & The Beginning Of The Jewish New Year, where we Stand Before God and the Torah Scrolls (Five Books Of Moses), Reflecting Upon our Lives During the Past Year. I Don’t Think That Much About What I Did Wrong, As Much As What I Can Do Better.
I Might Write Tomorrow . . . But I Won’t Be Writing On Yom Kippur.
IN RESPONSE TO A QUERY ON THE GALGANOV.COM OPINION PAGE:
Dick Winningstad Of Beaverton Oregon . . . Asked Me Yesterday in a Comment, if I was Advocating Abandoning Ukraine To Be Absorbed By Russia? The Answer Is No. But There is a Lot More to it Than Just the Invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
Russia & Ukraine Have been at Each Other’s Throats for Nearly a millennia. So What is Happening Now, Isn’t Something New Or Without Historical Context.
HOW DO YOU SQUARE THIS CIRCLE?
My Paternal Grandparents Were Russian Jews Living In What Is Known Today As Ukraine, who Fled Ukraine to Come to Canada in the First Decade of the 1900’s . . . Because of the Pogroms (Attacks On All Things & Persons Jewish).
To My Grandparent’s Dying Days, they Identified themselves as Russians, Even though Neither of my Father’s Parents Ever Lived a Day in Russia Proper.
IN WAR & POLITICS . . . THE FIRST CASUALTY SEEMS ALWAYS TO BE THE TRUTH:
Here Is A Truth We Cannot Afford To Ignore.
Canadian & American Seniors On Pension, who Contributed Enormously to where we were Three Years Ago (Before The Scourge Of Biden & The LEFT) . . . Aren’t Sleeping at Night. We’re Terrified of the Economy. We Think About the Cost of Living Incessantly. We Worry About Food, Gas, Lodging, Healthcare, our Children, Grandchildren and our Personal Safety . . . Amongst Many Other Worries.
WE’RE BROKE, BUSTED, AND BECOMING DOWN & OUT!
Our Countries Have Run Out Of Money.
Our Borders Are Under Siege. Our Children & Grandchildren are Being Brainwashed by our Schools. The North American Media Cannot Be Trusted. And We’re Watching Our Promise Of The Golden Years Vaporize In Front Of Us Like A Mist – That Evaporates As The Sun Rises.
I Care About What Is Happening In Ukraine. And I Feel for the Ukrainians who are Being Murdered, Crippled, Starved, Made Homeless & Dispossessed . . . But I Care More For What Is Happening Here & Now To All Of Us.
As Callous As That Might Sound . . . Charity Begins At Home.
If we Can’t Afford to Care for Ourselves, our Families, Neighbors and the People who Gave so Much for us to Have What we Earned for Ourselves Today . . . How Can We Afford To Care For Others?
I WATCHED THE NETANYAHU UNITED NATIONS SPEECH LIVE TODAY ON NEWSMAX:
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister Was Brilliant, Received a Multitude of Ovations, Spoke Of A Wonderful New World, Giving Accolades to the Abraham Accords. But Unfortunately, only Giving a Touch of the Enormous Credit for the Accords, which President Trump Deserves, for Making the Abraham Accords the Reality it Has Become.
Just To Stray From Topic For A Moment (But Not Really) . . . Yesterday, I Heard the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman (Also Known As MBS) Shower Accolades Upon Former President Donald Trump . . . for Creating the Most Important Middle East Peace Initiative in Recent History (Abraham Accords).
If For Political Reasons . . . Netanyahu Couldn’t Hail President Trump For This Incredible Accomplishment – At Least MBS Did.
NOW GOING BACK TO THE NETANYAHU SPEECH:
Over Many Years . . . I Have Written Consistently, that if the Arabs & Jews of the Middle East would Ever be Able to Bury their Differences & Work Together, the Middle East Would Become the Most Powerful & Advanced Society on the Planet.
It’s Actually Happening. It’s Not as if Israel & Saudi Arabia are Going to Reconcile their Differences & Come Together in Peace. It’s Basically A Fait Accompli.
HERE’S AN INTERESTING CONSIDERATION:
If Peace Is Declared Between Israel & Saudi Arabia During Biden’s Presidential Term, will Biden be Given Full Credit for Something he Really Had Nothing to Do With . . . Including Being Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Much like Obama Received the Peace Prize for Accomplishing Nothing, But Rather For WHAT Obama “Might” Do In The Future?
In The Words Of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman . . . Trump was the Man who Made it all Happen. Yet, Even Though the Most Important Arab Player in this Middle East Drama Acknowledges Trump as the Man who Made it all Happen . . . Where Was Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize? . . . Much Less A Peace Prize For Netanyahu & His 4-Arab Partners-In-Peace?
We’re Living In A Crazy World Led By Equally Crazy People – They Should All Have To Atone.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov