I was late! My Yom Kippur started and ended about 14 minutes late.

United States
October 8, 2011 6:37pm CST
Have you ever ran late for something extremely important? Well I did. Because of the lack of reliable transportation , I got home late , ate later than I wanted ans started the Yom Kippur fast about 14 minutes late. Yikes!
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@inertia4 (26915)
• United States
13 Oct 11
I think we were all late for something at some point in our lives. But, I wouldn't stress over it, nothing is going to happen to you. Just make it last 14 minutes longer, thats all.
• United States
13 Oct 11
That's what I did. But I'm More hard on myself than anyone! I just hope Yom Kippur next year is on a Saturday going into a A Sunday!
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@inertia4 (26915)
• United States
13 Oct 11
Don't be hard on yourself. These things happen. No one is going to come out of the sky and bash you. You are human.
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• United States
13 Oct 11
Thanks. I feel so much better.
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@Rick1950 (1481)
• Peru
13 Oct 11
Yeah, I've been late several times for important events too. But I find great that you've celebrate that day. The most important is you're fulfilling a life of devotion.
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• United States
13 Oct 11
Your words have humbled me. I Did observe a fast. I am still connected to my faith. Thanks.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
13 Oct 11
I have had car trouble that has caused me to run late before too. I hate running late because if it is early, I feel rushed and uneasy all day. I am by no means the hour early kind of person but I do like to stay on time.
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• United States
13 Oct 11
I am a ten minutes early type of girl.
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
10 Oct 11
According to the Orthodox...even 1 minute off is a serious sin. Personally, I think it would be better not to fast at all than to get it wrong...Just my opinion.
• United States
11 Oct 11
I would feel lower than low if I didn't fast. In fact If I were in hospital I would feel bad if I were hooked up to an I.V! I can not be Orthodox, my mom wasn't Jewish. She was An Agnostic. I am used to feeling doomed. I go back to that.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
10 Oct 11
Seems that was something out of your control....so I wouldn't worry about it. I should have been late for my wedding...LOL...unfortunately I wasn't. No I haven't been late for something important.
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• United States
10 Oct 11
You are the bride, they can't have a wedding without you!
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• Canada
31 Oct 11
Fortunately for me, a lot of Christian holidays aren't dependent on times such as sunset, so this has never happened to me. I'm sure G-d will forgive you, knowing what was in your heart. Not quite on the topic of time, but I attended an educational conference put on by the Kitchener-Waterloo Coalition of Muslim women, and they were telling us about Ramadan, and fasting. You probably know they fast from sunrise to sunset. There are exemptions though. If my husband was a Muslim, he'd be exempt, because he's diabetic, and could get really ill, if he did not eat at certain times of the day. Small children, pregnant mothers, and those with other illnesses are exempt too, as are competing athletes, because they need food for strength. I think the 2012 Olympics might fall during Ramada. The athletes have the option of doing their Ramada fast for the same period of time after the Olympics, so that they will still do it, and be able to compete too. I thought it was really interesting.
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• United States
31 Oct 11
Good things have happened since my mishap so I think I am forgiven. I have a Muslim friend and I always cheer her on during Ramadan.I think she thinks I'm crazy because I get excited for her when it is the l;ast day or she tells me it is all over.