To Prepare for Yom Kippur, Confess Your Sins on Twitter?

At Harvard, the university’s Hillel has started using Twitter as a way for members to “publicly confess their sins,” reports Rebecca Rosen for The Atlantic. Michael Gil, a co-chair of the group, says, “In twitter, we … saw an opportunity to encourage our community members to reflect upon the passing year in preparation for Yom Kippur, while also preserving some of the communal experience that we feel to be so central to High Holiday services.” Thus far, they have only received about a dozen tweets. Yet Rosen finds that the messages have been inspiring: “They’re the words of people who are seriously engaged in the ideas of sin and repentance as Jews have been doing at this time of year for thousands of years.”

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