Amy Ettinger writes for the New York Times, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Brain, Child and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is currently writing a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her husband and four-year old daughter. Visit her website at www.amyettinger.com.
My 10-year wedding anniversary happens to fall on the most sacred Jewish holiday--Yom Kippur, a.k.a the Day of Atonement.
It’s a day when even non-observant Jews feel enough fear and guilt…(passed along through thousands of years of D.N.A and bed-time stories) to polish their dress shoes and head to shul. When I broke the news of the calendar coincidence to my husband Dan, he was giving our 4-year-old daughter a bath. “Our anniversary is on Yom Kippur this year,” I told him. The bizarreness of… >> Read More