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Did You Know? Countdown to Yom Kippur 2009 (09/25)

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Yom Kippur, the
Jewish Day of Atonement

Sept 25 : observed in 2 days

Did you know that Yom Kippur is known in English as the Day of Atonement?

In actuality, however, Yom Kippur is the culmination of 40 days of repentance and atonement, beginning with the first day of the Jewish month of Elul and continuing through the first ten days of the Jewish month of Tishrei. During this period, G-d is believed to be judging a person’s fate for the upcoming year.

Known in English as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur falls on the tenth day of the Jewish month of Tishrei — just a week and a half after the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. The ten-day period between the High Holy Days is known as the Ten Days of Tshuva (Repentance), a time during which deep introspection and personal atonement is to take place.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Yom Kippur. Please join us!

Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Sunday September 27, 2009.

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Holiday Invite: Yom Kippur on the Net

Friday, September 25th, 2009

G’mar Chatima Tova!
May you be sealed in the Book of Life

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our commemoration of the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur.

Known in English as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur falls on the tenth day of the Jewish month of Tishrei — just a week and a half after the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. The ten-day period between the High Holy Days is known as the Ten Days of Tshuva (Repentance), a time during which deep introspection and personal atonement is to take place.

Yom Kippur is a solemn day of fasting, repentance, and fervent prayer, which concludes with the blowing of the shofar. We invite you to come learn more about each of these rituals in our Yom Kippur overview.

Yom Kippur begins at sundown on September 27.

Wishing you a Tzom Kal, an easy fast.

Louie and the Holiday Elves

(September 25) Today we're celebrating . . .  National One-Hit Wonder Day

Friday, September 25th, 2009

09252007hm.jpgNational One-Hit Wonder Day
Celebrating musical artists and acts who have enjoyed one and only one hit (top 40) record.

Oh Mickey you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind
Hey Mickey…

How many one-hit wonders can you name?

1) Mickey (bonus video after the jump)

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