Friday, September 13, 2002

It looks like it’s going to be very hot on Yom Kippur. So what’s new? It’s always hot on Yom Kippur, to give the fasters a hard time, and it always rains on Purim to ruin the kids’ fancy-dress costumes. Aren’t I the optimist? Anyway, here are some tips for suitable food before and after fasting.

A confession: I’m thinking of fasting this year. I haven’t fasted for 15 years. OK, now I’ve had it. I’m never going to be able to live this down. It’s not that I’m getting religion or anything. Just a bit of Jewishness, long denied, creeping in.