Tonight at sunset marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, considered the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people and the end of the 10 High Holy Days marking the Jewish new year, and Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson understand how hungry those who choose to observe the traditional fast are going to get before sundown tomorrow.
They've been there.
In the first episode of the new digital series Hack Into Broad City, first obtained by EW.com, the Broad City stars are FaceTiming on Yom Kippur and they've got four hours till their break-the-fast feast. Or breakfast sandwiches.
"We can do this, we carbo-loaded last night. Let's go!" Abbi insists in the main screen, as an obviously distressed Ilana withers away in the foreground, both of them lying in bed to conserve their energy.
"I don't get Yom Kippur, it sucks," Ilana groans. Abbi agrees, adding, "It's like, how is me waiting till the sun sets to eat this bacon-egg-and-cheese going to cancel out the time I laughed in that hot dude's face about his weird-shaped nipples mid-coitus...It's not!"
"I am starving!" they say in unison, to which Ilana quips, "Jinx."
Day of Atonement, Broad City-style.
Memo to those who plan on embarking on the fast starting Tuesday at sunset—probably not a great idea to actually have your tantalizing breakfast sandwich sitting right there next to you while you're complaining about being hungry. Best to just take a walk or read a book.
Also, definitely watch Abbi and Ilana discuss the sort of topics that aren't mentioned aloud at synagogue—but before you watch, guess who sneaks food first! (They always have next year to repent for that.)
Here are more Yom Kippur well-wishes (and jokes probably meant to distract from imminent hunger) making the rounds—and happy new year to all who celebrate!
Wishing all of our friends a reflective and meaningful Yom Kippur! pic.twitter.com/7lEwfMgTHx— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) September 22, 2015
Only 10 more shopping hours until Yom Kippur.— andy lassner (@andylassner) September 22, 2015
Ooof, Azealia Banks is lucky Yom Kippur is coming up.— Ian Karmel (@IanKarmel) September 22, 2015
To all those observing Yom Kippur in NY and around the world, best wishes for an easy fast.— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) September 22, 2015
Just returned from Israel...Wishing all who observe, an easy fast & a day of peace, this Yom Kippur. G-d Bless.— kathy ireland (@kathyireland) September 22, 2015
Teresa & I extend best wishes to Jewish communities around the world on the occasion of Yom Kippur, conclusion of High Holidays. Tzom Kal!— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) September 22, 2015
Almost the start of Yom Kippur. I can't remember - are we not supposed to eat or tweet? I'm only giving up one of those things.— Alan Zweibel (@AlanZweibel) September 22, 2015
.@chirlane and I wish all those observing a meaningful Yom Kippur and easy fast.— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 22, 2015
On behalf of all NY'ers, I extend warm wishes for a meaningful day of prayer & contemplation and an easy fast to those observing Yom Kippur.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 22, 2015
I'm off until Thursday for Yom Kippur. See you on the other side of the fast .. and the Pope's visit.— Steve Rudin ABC7 (@SteveRudinABC7) September 22, 2015
Wishing everyone an easy fast and an enlightening atonement on Yom Kippur.— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) September 22, 2015