Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Where to Break the Yom Kippur Fast

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM

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Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the Day of the Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year. It's a time for confessing sins, begging the pardon of everyone you have offended over the past year and praying desperately for God to inscribe you in the Book of Life for the next one. In order to show how truly, truly sorry they are, Jews are supposed to spend the entire day, from sundown to sundown, in prayer and fasting.

And so you can bet that when the sun starts sinking, they have their minds on one thing: Where to break the fast. And so this year, Gut Check is here to help!

If You're Really Cranky Yom Kippur is a fundamentally communal holiday. But two days of collective atonement in close quarters with a bunch of unwashed wailing worshipers will make even the most chipper Kippurs among us downright cranky. Low blood sugar can be a real bitch. After a long day's fast sometimes you likely need peace, solitude, and grilled cheese.

Get them all in a quiet corner of Courtesy Diner (1121 Hampton Avenue; 314-644-2600). Come disgruntled; leave with your civility restored and your belly full.

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