Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
At some point every day, we find ourselves looking into a mirror. We might turn to examine our profile. We might move in closer to scrutinize our features more closely. Or we might just have a quick look, as if to reassure ourselves that yes, there we are, and everything is okay. But what if we could use that same...
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A central legend during the observance of Yom Kippur is that of the Book of Life. According to the legend, God judges us during the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, called the "Days of Awe." Those who truly repent and atone for their sins get to have their names written down in the Book of Life for...
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Although no food is eaten on Yom Kippur, there are a great number of traditions that have to do with food. Families have their own preferences about what is eaten before and after the fast. Many families have a full holiday meat meal before the fast - complete with nice tablecloths, dishes and silver. After the holiday, for the "break-the-fast,"...
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