Yitzhak Rabin deserves his own fast day (COMMENTARY)

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U.S. President Bill Clinton looks on as Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (L) and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat shake hands after the signing of the Israeli-PLO peace accord at the White House in this September 13, 1993 file photo.   Photo courtesy REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

U.S. President Bill Clinton looks on as Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (L) and Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat shake hands after the signing of the Israeli-PLO peace accord at the White House in this September 13, 1993 file photo. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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(RNS) Why should the anniversary of Rabin’s death merit a fast day? Don’t Jews fast when they need to atone for sin? Well, come to think of it, yes.