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Forward Looking Back: Man Shoots His Brothers For Informing On Him For Skipping Shul On Yom Kippur (1923)

A fascinating little snippet from the Forverts’ front page on September 26, 1923, which we felt compelled to share on the eve of atonement day:

No matter how far you stray, that bottomless Jewish guilt for playing shul-hooky can have dangerous consequences.

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Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt

Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt is the Life/Features editor at the Forward. She was previously a New York-based reporter for Haaretz. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesSalon, and Tablet, and she teaches journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women.

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