“As fall approaches, Jews throughout the world prepare for a unique ten-day period of prayer, self-examination, fasting, and repentance. It is time for the High Holy Days: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. These holidays are preceded by a month of reflection: the Hebrew month of Elul. During the High Holy Days, morning worship includes special penitential prayers and concludes with the blowing of the shofar as a reminder of the approaching season of atonement. It is also the time to visit the graves of loved ones.

Preparing for the High Holy Days

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Preparing for the High Holy Days “As fall approaches, Jews throughout the world prepare for a unique ten-day period of prayer, self-examination, fasting, and repentance. It is time for the High Holy Days: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. These holidays are…