Wendy Kalman
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What will the world be like in 24 hours?

As we head into Yom Kippur, my husband is preparing dinner and I am preparing to be without social media and electronics. All I can think about in a world of constantly disappointing and aggravating news stories is what can happen in the span of 24 hours.

Living in a 24 hour news cycle where clickbait is king and picking and choosing what to report about in an inflammatory manner seems to happen more often that not, where  cancel culture cancels out thoughtfulness and the ability to withhold judgement – I cannot wonder what will I see when I reconnect.

It is time to concentrate on atonement, not only for what we have done individually, but what we have done collectively. A useful exercise to bind us with others and help us realize our fate is wound up with others’ as well.

I’d like to share this meme that I’ve shared on the high holidays this year and in the past.


Wishing you all a Gmar hatima tovah.

About the Author
Born in Brooklyn and raised on Lawn Guyland, Wendy lived in Jerusalem for over a decade submerged in Israeli culture; she has been soaked in Southern life in metro Atlanta since returning to the U.S. in 2003. Recently remarried, this Ashkenazi mom and MIL to three Mizrahi sons and a DIL in their 20s splits her time between managing knowledge in corporate America, pursuing a dual masters in public administration and integrated global communications, relentlessly Facebooking, enjoying the arts and trying to bring a wider perspective to the topics she covers while blogging.
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