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(October 08) Today we’re observing . . .  Yom Kippur

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

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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.

(Began last night @ sundown)

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

(October 07) Tonight we’re observing . . .  Yom Kippur

Friday, October 7th, 2011

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Yom Kippur (Jewish)
Beginning at sundown tonight*, Jews begin their observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Yom Kippur 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.

By Yom Kippur 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 the Book of Life is closed and sealed. Those who 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

*The Hebrew calendar begins at sundown, consequently most Jewish Holidays also begin at sundown.

Did You Know? Countdown to Yom Kippur (10/07)

Friday, October 7th, 2011

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

Oct 07 : observed tonight @ sundown

Did you know that Yom Kippur is the most sacred Jewish holiday, referred to as the “Sabbath of Sabbaths”?

Throughout the 25-hour holiday, Jews must refrain from eating and drinking; anointing themselves with lotions or perfumes; engaging in marital relations; washing themselves; and wearing leather shoes.

These prohibitions symbolically represent the angels in Heaven, whose purity Jews try to emulate on 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.

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

Yom Kippur begins tonight at sundown; Friday October 07, 2011.

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Holiday Invite: Yom Kippur on the Net

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

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 Friday October 07, 2011.

Wishing you a Tzom Kal, an easy fast.

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Did You Know? Countdown to Yom Kippur (10/06)

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

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

Oct 06 : observed in 1 day

Did you know that 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.

Did you know that while Yom Kippur is devoted to fasting, the day before is devoted to eating?

According to the The Talmud the person “who eats on the ninth of Tishri (and fasts on the tenth) , it is as if he had fasted both the ninth and tenth.” Prayer is also down played so that Jews can concentrate on eating and preparing for the fast.

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 Friday October 07, 2011.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

Did You Know? Countdown to Yom Kippur (10/05)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

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

Oct 05 : 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 Friday October 07, 2011.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

2011 Rosh Hashanah Greeting From President Obama (video)

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
“Michelle and I wish you, your families,
and all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah a sweet year full of health, happiness, and peace”

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The White House has released President Obama’s video message for Rosh Hashanah 2011.

Hello, everybody. Shana Tova.

The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time for repentance and reflection. An opportunity to reaffirm our friendships, renew our commitments, and reflect on the values we cherish.

As the High Holidays begin, we look back on all the moments during the past year that gave us reason to hope. Around the world, a new generation is reaching for their universal rights. Here in the United States, we’ve responded to our challenges by focusing on the things that really matter – friendship, family, and community.

But this last year was also one of hardship for people around the world. Too many of our friends and neighbors continue to struggle in the wake of a terrible economic recession. And beyond our borders, many of our closest allies – including the State of Israel – face the uncertainties of an unpredictable age.

That is why my Administration is doing everything we can to promote prosperity here at home and security and peace throughout the world – and that includes reaffirming our commitment to the State of Israel. While we cannot know all that the New Year will bring, we do know this: the United States will continue to stand with Israel, because the bond between our two nations is unshakable.

As Jewish tradition teaches us, we may not complete the work, but that must never keep us from trying. In that spirit, Michelle and I wish you, your families, and all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah a sweet year full of health, happiness, and peace.

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