Tag Archives: high holy days

Covered

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

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Blast

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

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Sweetness

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

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Fasting Different

I’m quite certain that all of you fondly remember my earlier cantankerous remarks about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Or you don’t.  It was only a few days ago, so I won’t bother linking to it. Today in my twitter … Continue reading

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