According to Jewish tradition, God inscribes each person’s fate for the coming year into a book, the Book of Life, on Rosh Hashanah, and waits until Yom Kippur to “seal” the verdict.

    During the Days of Awe, a Jew tries to amend his or her behavior and seek forgiveness for wrongs done against God and against other human beings.

    The evening and day of Yom Kippur are set aside for public and private petitions and confessions of guilt. At the end of Yom Kippur, one hopes that they have been forgiven by God.

    With this in mind and as evening is upon us, I ask the many people and issues that we have covered on this political news website, as well as the reporters and staff who work for this website, and who I’ve wronged either in truth or perception to forgive me.

    God knows I’ve been stubborn and deeply opinionated, and have written and/or edited and posted items that were careless and hurtful and just plain wrong.

    There are people and cultures that I should have covered more, but I didn’t, and/or things we’ve posted that completely missed the mark. For all this, I apologize both to our readers, and those noble enough to enter public service and thus open themselves to media scrutiny.

    To all my fellow tribesmen and tribeswomen, L’shanah Tova!

    With this being said QCP will take off today and tomorrow to celebrate Rosh Hoshanah. We will be back bright and early Wednesday morning.

    Stephen Witt


    Queens County Politics

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