Friday, September 24, 2004

One moment here to salute our Jewish friends and neighbours as they celebrate the Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur begins at sundown this evening and ends at sundown Saturday. During this period observant Jews do not drive, carry cash, or work. According to a recent visitor to my site, Ruby of the blog Yeshiva Girl In Israel (thanks for the visit!), it is a Day of Atonement, "when almost all Jews wear white and spend 25 hours fasting, many of which are spent praying, or "davening" in synagogue". Check out her site to learn more...she is in a women's seminary there!

Florida is home to an estimated 620-thousand citizens of the Jewish faith, by the way. Politically, many tend to vote Democratic, so that's why Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman --- an Orthodox Jew --- made South Florida his second home during the 2000 presidential campaign. He was/is scheduled to make an appearance there with Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas on behalf of U.S. Senate candidate Betty Castor in what is expected to be a hotly contested race.

And speaking of people visiting this site, it's amazing to see where the visitors are from. Mexico, England, Japan, truly is a world wide web! All checking out what one guy in the I-4 Corridor of central Florida has to say on one given day. Welcome, and please spread the word. After all, Central Florida is truly the Centre Of It All!


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