Alright, so I’m not Jewish and I don’t have any Jewish affiliation (nor am I really religious at all), but during this time of year I’m seeing a lot of memes and posts online about Yom Kippur (which I’ve found very funny, even if I don’t understand most of it).
I’d love to learn more about it but it seems that every time I look it up I get something different or more obscure memes about it, plus I never really know which source I can trust. For background, my mother was good friends with a rabbi when I was younger and I attended a few Passovers, but that’s really the extent of my exposure to it.
It’s important to me that I understand people’s cultures and I find the most accurate sources because I never know who I’ll meet and I’d like to opportunity to celebrate everyone! I’m open to hearing about it all from anyone or just some good resources if you have it. Just here to learn.
Also! I understand that recently there have been some major anti-Semitic sentiments becoming more and more verbalized and popular, so is there anything I can do to support the Jewish community at this time? Given the history, those things make me sick to my stomach, and I hate feeling like I’m just sitting idly by. Regardless of what we believe or where we come from, it’s our job to support and protect each other.
Thanks for reading 🙂