I was horrified by the Oct. 11 story “Don’t say ‘Happy Yom Kippur!’ and 4 other tips for the Jewish holy day.” It was a flip and disrespectful explanation of Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. “Judaism 101?” A Steve Martin film? Long lines for food to break the fast?
The time beginning with Rosh Hashana and ending with Yom Kippur is referred to as The Days of Awe. It is a time for noting your failings, goals for the new year, remembrance of those who have passed and making your peace with God.
People died because they were Jewish — that’s Judaism 101.