Yom Kippur in Israel, Or, Why Guilt Is No Good for the Jews

The sages taught that if you come upon a beggar, you are not obligated to give to him, but you are obligated not to look away. Simple, right? Not at all.

My father-in-law died much too young for me to have had the privilege of knowing him. Still, over the years, I've learned much from lessons he taught his daughter. Here is one that I've returned to over and over again as Yom Kippur approached: