More than 10,000 people have signed on to a campaign by two New York advertising gurus to turn off their cell phones during family dinners. Now the creators seek to make Yom Kippur — the Jewish Day of Atonement, observed this year on Sept. 18 — a gadget-free day for all Americans. According to creator Eric Yaverbaum: “When it comes to overuse, misuse and abuse of our devices, most of us have some atoning to do. What better time than the Jewish holidays for all of us to follow the example of contemplation and reconnecting with the important things.”

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