In honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, I’m going to tell you something I’ve never told anyone before:
When I was eleven years old, I saw a girl named Julie steal a candy bar during the Days of Judgment.
For those who don’t know about the Days of Judgment, these are the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement. I was taught that during these 10 days, God is watching extra closely because it’s during this time that he decides to seal you in the Book of Life for another year or…well, or not. In other words, this is life and death.