Minutes until Yom Kippur begins. May those who are fasting for the holiday have an easy and meaningful fast. For 25 hours we won't be eating or drinking (or wearing leather shoes, showering, or doing anything not done on shabbat...). Kids (under bar/bat mitzvah) don't fast, though older ones (not mine) might skip breakfast. Dean and Amirah are staying with friends very close to shul and the rest of us are hunkering down at home. Yom Kippur is the only day that is more holy than shabbat, so it is the holiest day of the year.
Not much time to post now, but suffice it to say that we had a TERRIFIC first day at our learning co-op. Amirah really liked it, and the entire house was full of kids from babies to teenagers - and they were all so polite and kind!! It was really great to see. I'm so, so, so, so glad we're doing all of this. :)