Monday, September 21, 2009

In honor of the Jewish holidays, some Jewish history, religion, and culture resources

Rosh Hashanah (the Day of Judgment, also called the Jewish New Year) began this past Friday at sundown. At sundown on Sunday the 27th, Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) begins. These are the two holiest holidays in the Hebrew calendar. The period between them is a time for prayer, introspection, and making amends for past wrongdoing. On both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, observant Jews abstain from work and attend religious services. In addition, on Yom Kippur, they must fast.

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