The Day of Atonement - Yom Kippur

Originally published 9/23/09 The Day of Atonement = Yom Kippur at Linda B’s Blog:

I'm in the spiritual zone of the Ya'min Nora'mim, the Days of Awe or the period from Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year to Yom Kippur.

These are some selections from the EtsyChai team:





The Jewish High Holy Day season continues and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement begins on Sunday, Sept. 27, and lasts through Monday after sunset. Moses brought down the second set of tablets from Mt. Sinai on this day.

Traditions: We wear white clothing to be “like the angels,” we fast (a method of purifying ourselves to approach G-d), we don’t wear leather or gold, and we admit our sins as a community. On this day, G-d hears our pleas for atonement and at the conclusion of the service, the Book of Life is closed. The slate is clean and we are turning a new leaf, returning to G-d and doing good deeds.

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