September brings the Days of Awe, the period between the Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement. For Jews, it is a time of repentance, prayer and charity.
This year the Days of Awe are preceded by a new, secular interlude of anxiety. You don’t have to be Jewish to see it. You don’t have to read the Bible.
Just tune in to CNN. Listen to the warnings from officials around Hurricane Irma. To them this was the End of Days, an unprecedented, apocalyptic disaster.Watching the wall-to-wall television coverage, I found most particularly striking the talk of Doomsday from the authorities, principally Rick Scott, the governor of Florida.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/cohen-the-environmental-end-of-days-is-on-its-way