I’m about to sign off for Yom Kippur. Before I do so, I’d like to wish everyone who is observing a meaningful Day of Atonement and an easy fast. May those who wish to but cannot fast not feel inadequate or left out in any way. And may everyone, regardless of whether or not you observe Yom Kippur, be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for a good, sweet, healthy and happy 5776, full of prosperity and every good thing. Finally, I’d like to wish everyone celebrating EID a blessed and meaningful holiday.


If you send out a request to your entire mailing list, which you run through something like Mailchimp, and which doesn’t even make you enter the person’s name you’re requesting something from, don’t call it personal. Or heartfelt. Because it’s neither of those things.