Jewish High Holy Days -- Online Atonement

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[Editor's Note: As part of our ongoing look at different cultural rituals -- both traditional, and with a twist. The Jewish High Holy Days, or Days of Awe, are the ten days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur. It's a time of reflection and repentance. Who better than BlogHer Blogging and Social Media editor Melissa Ford to explain what the Jewish High Holy Days would look like if lived out on the Interwebs. No matter what your faith, I think you'll be able to relate. --Grace]

So, once again, I offer this apology to you, repentance in the Internet age, where our actions or non-actions online may affect someone just as much as the things we do in our face-to-face world.

  • For the times it took me an enormous amount of time to return an email, and for the times when I didn’t return the email at all because so much time had passed that I was embarrassed to admit I was just getting to it now.
  • For the times I missed a blog post that you took a lot of time to write.
  • For the times when I didn’t comment, even knowing how much writers like feedback on their words.

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