Holiday Greetings

Holiday Greetings: An Easy, Meaningful Fast and G’mar Chatima Tovah from! #5778 #YomKippur

A shofar (ram’s horn) and mazhor (High Holiday Prayer Book) used on Yom Kippur. Image credit: wish all who remember and observe an easy and meaningful fast and “G’mar Chatima Tovah” (“A good final sealing”) this Yom Kippur (“Day of Atonement”).  Yom Kippur is a biblical holiday Yah commanded B’nei Israel to commemorate annually on the tenth day of the seventh month (1oth of Tishrei/Ethanim), with a holy convocation and the affliction of the soul (Leviticus 23:26-32). This day is the most solemn day of  the year. It is a fast day; all eating, drinking (including water) and sexual relations are forbidden during this 25-hour period. All manner of work is also forbidden. Yom Kippur is a day of prayer, reflection, confession of one’s sins and repentance before Yah, and the opportunity to beseech Him for a favorable verdict for the year. It is customary to wear white and refrain from wearing leather on this day

This year, Yom Kippur begins at sundown Friday, September 29, 2017, and ends sunset Saturday, September 30, 2017 in both the Land of Israel and the DiasporaMay you be sealed in the Book of Life for a good year!


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