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As we approach Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, our minds are focused towards repentance. Typically, when we think of repentance we think of being sorry or apologizing for something. That’s part of it, but there is more. The Hebrew word for repentance is Teshuva. It means “to turn.” It’s an action, not just a…
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Gemar chatima tova literally means "a good final sealing." It is used on Rosh Hashanah to say, “May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life.” The Days of Awe, the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are the high holy days on the Jewish calendar. It is a time of repentance…
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Yom Kippur

Tonight at sundown begins Yom Kippur – the high holy Day of Atonement. This is the only remembrance that is observed as a fast and not a feast. This concludes, then, the 10 Days of Awe in which particular reflection and confession takes place. It’s the one day of the year that the high priest is able…
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Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.  Psalm 33:8 We are in the Days of Awe, the ten high holy days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. During this time our Jewish friends engage in activities of prayer, repentance, charity and good will. They…
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