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Did You Know? Countdown to Yom Kippur 2009 (09/28)

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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

Sept 28: It’s Yom Kippur!

Did you know that Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most sacred of the Jewish holidays?”

Known as the “Sabbath of Sabbaths, the 40 days of repentance that begin with the first of Elul have passed. On Rosh Hashanah G-d has judged most of mankind and has recorded his judgement in the Book of Life. But he has given a 10 day reprieve.

On Yom Kippur those that have repented for their sins are granted a good and happy New Year.

Yom Kippur ends the 10 day period which began with Rosh Hashanah. Known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, it is a time of penitence and prayer. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

Yom Kippur began last night at sundown.

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Did You Know? Countdown to October 2009 (09/28)

Monday, September 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of October

Sept 28 : 03 days to October

Did you know that October is Apple Month in the United States?

With the conclusion of the apple harvest, many families enjoy visiting apple orchards in the fall to pick their own apples and sample homemade cider.

October is also Fire Prevention Month, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Stamp Collecting Month and Sarcastic Awareness Month (no, we’re not being sarcastic!)

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of October! So stop by again tomorrow.

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: October


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(September 28) Today we're observing . . .  Yom Kippur

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Yom Kippur (Jewish)
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishri. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers.

Yom Kippur is a day of “NOT” doing. There is no blowing of the Shofar and Jews may not eat or drink, as fasting is the rule. It is believed that to fast on Yom Kippur is to emulate the angels in heaven, who do not eat, drink, or wash.

On Yom Kippur the Book of Life is closed and sealed. Those that have repented for their sins are granted a good and happy New Year.

Visit our celebration of the the Jewish High Holy Days for more information on – Yom Kippur

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