Sunset on Sunday

Curious about Yom Kippur, the Jewish “Day of Atonement,” which begins at sunset on Sunday?

You can learn the basics on the website “”: There are many good Jewish websites with fine explanations of Yom Kippur, but this one is a good starting point.

And “here’s”: an interesting, brief interview with Elie Wiesel, in which he offers a slightly different take on Yom Kippur.

I’ll be back Tuesday.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.