(BOSTON GLOBE) — It’s a sacred tradition on the Jewish Day of Atonement: Worshipers recite a list of sins, known as Al Chet, centuries-old wrongdoings like “proud looks,” “prattle of our lips,” and “deceiving a fellow man.”
This year, at Harvard University, the Yom Kippur ritual takes to the Twittersphere.
Congregants at Harvard Hillel have been asked to submit their own sins via Twitter with the hashtag #AlChetHarvard. Their messages of wrongdoing will be read alongside the traditional text during services Tuesday and Wednesday at Harvard’s Memorial Church.
The Tweet-your-confession initiative illustrates a trend in Jewish communities to use technology to connect with young people.