Thursday, September 20, 2007

Yom Kippur

G'mar Hatima Tova Yom Kippur

Hebrew Yom Ha-kippurim , English Day of Atonement most solemn of Jewish religious holidays, observed on the 10th day of the lunar month of Tishri (in the course of September and October), when Jews seek to expiate their sins and achieve a reconciliation with God. Yom Kippur concludes the “10 days of repentance” that begin with Rosh Hashana (New Year's Day) on the first day of Tishri.

The Bible refers to Yom Kippur as Shabbat Shabbaton (“Sabbath of Solemn Rest,” or “Sabbath of Sabbaths”) because, even though the holy day may fall on a weekday, it is on Yom Kippur that solemnity and cessation of work are most complete. The purpose of Yom Kippur is to effect individual and collective purification by the practice of forgiveness of the sins of others and by sincere repentance for one's own sins against God.

5 Comments:

Anonymous bobcat said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Donal - see you in the morning...

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is our most important day. Thank you DONAL!

Morgan

3:43 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Bless your heart, Morgan--how nice of you!

5:10 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Thank you, Bobcat--are you as socked-in as we are?

5:12 AM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

Thank you, Donal, for making Yom Kippur a beautiful day. Only you could add your own special talent to creative such beauty.

9:35 PM  

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