Don’t Ask Forgiveness Tomorrow!

Why did so many Jews start asking each other Mechilah (forgiveness) before Rosh Hashanah all of a sudden? The Shulchan Aruch says so for Erev Yom Kippur, instead.

Did some author claim we should ask forgiveness twice? Besides, it turns out they then don’t ask Erev Yom Kippur. If so, that’s what happens when you make things up…

Perhaps everyone is so hyped up on the Ellul atmosphere, they can’t wait 9 days. Or maybe they wish to get the unpleasant chore over with.

Due to our vast readership, one post ought to stop this nonsense once and for all…

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