Recently I took a fun quiz on Facebook. It was one of those quizzes where you answer a bunch of questions to reveal something profound about you. This one was called: “Which Jewish Holiday are You?” Unsurprisingly, since I have always told people it was one of my favorite days, I got Yom Kippur. I guess I simply can’t hide my love for this day – even from a Facebook quiz!
Though I love almost all of what we do and say on Yom Kippur, I especially enjoy our repeated recitations of the Ashamnu and the Al Het. In particular the Ashamnu, with its “la la lais” and upbeat melody has always made me happy, even though it contains a list of the many things we do wrong each year.