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  • IDAYS FEATURE A Yom Kippur plea to Clinton: Show compassion, pardon Pollard

    NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (JTA) – On Yom Kippur, the Jewish tradition teaches, God ascends the seat of compassion (rachamim). Then we are sometimes forgiven for a sin that cannot be undone. Not because we deserve absolution, but because we have suffered enough – – or maybe because the world needs a periodic moral cleansing….