High Holidays

Counting the Days of a Jewish Year

This is one of those years when you hear “the holidays are SO late this year!” While the Jewish holidays always fall on the same day of the Jewish calendar, the Jewish calendar and the Gregorian calendar are always moving around. The Gregorian calendar was put into practice by Pope Gregory in 1582. Just thinking…

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The Practices of Yom Kippur

  A past rabbi of  congregation B’nai Shalom offered this useful explanation of the practices of Yom Kippur. I am sharing them here with you. Don’t worry if you don’t do all these things. If one or more of them speaks to you, you can plan to include it next year. *** Before sunset on…

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