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Making Peace

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Two members of congregation have been feuding for years. On Yom Kippur eve, just before the Kol Nidrei service, the rabbi brings the two men together in his office.

"You must make peace," he commands. "What is the point of going into synagogue and asking God to forgive you when you can't even forgive your fellow man?"

The men are both moved. They hug and promise that they will not fight anymore.

When services end, one of the men greets the other. "I prayed for you everything that you prayed for me."

"Starting up already?" the second man answers.