Sunset of September 25 through nightfall of September 26, 2012
About Yom Kippur by Rosanne Tolin
The 10-day period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is referred to as “The Days of Awe”. It’s like pre-game time. While Jews count down to Yom Kippur day—also known as “The Day of Atonement”—we think about what we’ve done, right or wrong, the year before. Then we form a game plan of how to do better.
Because Yom Kippur is a serious holiday, many Jews don’t go to work or school. Instead they spend time saying, “I’m sorry for my mistakes.” Hey, who hasn’t goofed once in a while? It’s also important to forgive others for their wrongdoings. So giving your sister a break for spilling your secret is a super way to start. Full article
Repentance, Prayer & Tzedakah
One of the ongoing themes of the Days of Awe is the concept that G-d has "books" that he writes our names in, writing down who will live and who will die, who will have a good life and who will have a bad life, for the next year. These books are written in on Rosh Hashanah, but our actions during the Days of Awe can alter G-d's decree. The actions that change the decree are "teshuvah, tefilah and tzedakah," repentance, prayer and charity. These "books" are sealed on Yom Kippur. Please concider a donation through CUJF to aid those less fortunate over the coming year. Click here