Fasting 'to Get in Touch With Your Soul'; Jewish Holiday Yom Kippur Ends 'Days of Awe'

Sep 28, 2017

Reb Irwin Keller, spiritual leader of Congregation Ner Shalom in Cotati.
Credit Congregation Ner Shalom

Last week, we visited with Reb Irwin Keller of Cotati’s Congregation Ner Shalom. He told us about Rosh Hashanah, which starts the Jewish New Year. The period of reflection which began with that holiday ends this weekend, with the observance of Yom Kippur, the "Day of Atonement." Keller talked with news director Steve Mencher about one significant aspect of this High Holiday – beginning at sundown Friday.

Some amusing and thought-provoking facts about Yom Kippur.