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Yom Kippur begins tonight. Holiest day of the year according to most modern Jews. Lots of prayer, fasting, affliction of souls. Everyone wears white, to symbolize mourning or purity, and avoids leather, washing, personal grooming, and sex, for no particular reason other … Continue reading
Rosh HaShanah was yesterday, or rather the day before if you’re using the Hebrew calendar, since the day ends at sundown. It’s an odd holiday. So is Yom Kippur, for that matter. God called it the Feast of Trumpets, and … Continue reading
Today is the Day of Trumpets, also known as Rosh HaShanah. One of the prayers today really appealed to me: Peace be with you, messengers of peace, Messengers of the Most High, Of the Supreme King of Kings, The Holy … Continue reading