The Days of Awe come to a culmination at tonight at the start of Yom Kippur.
The Day of Atonement is marked with a 25 hour fast that concludes with the closing of the Book of Life and Death for the coming year. Heavy stuff. No eating, drinking, bathing, anointing, or use of cosmetics. No chit-chat, wearing leather shoes or belts and no sex.Wearing all white clothing (despite the bucking of fashion trends of no white past labor day!). Yitzkor (tzedekah done in the name of the decesased ) is also done on Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur is a day of reflecting,repenting, and charity that is refered to as the Sabbath of Sabbaths.
This week’s parsha is Yom Kippur, Leviticus Chapter 16.
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