[Ron Jeremy doesn't have an answer to my question. Do you?]
This week, falling between the Jewish high holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, presents a new question for me: should I drop going to all Jewish services altogether?
I attended Rosh Hashanah services at my local Chabad house. I enjoyed the services. I found them relaxing, and I liked the songs, the singing, and the structure of liturgical events.
However, I found the prayers themselves to be bland. Their words never appeared more irrelevant and uninspiring to me. I also felt detached from the service and from the community. This was not a bad feeling, really, but as I have reflected on it I have come to question whether I'm up to observing Yom Kippur at all.
After all, I don't have to fast. I don't have to spend all day at services. Do I want to do these things? I'm not sure.
I'm not sure.
Thus, I have a question to answer and a decision to make: whether to do Yom Kippur or drop it.
Any advice or thoughts?