Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, begins
As the sun sets, it’s important to note that the Jewish faith community is observing Yom Kippur.
Most Jews consider Yom Kippur the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.
Yom Kippur begins at sundown today and ends at sundown Saturday.
The day is called the “Day of Atonement” and generally concludes the High Holy Days, the 10-day time period that begins with Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.
The Jewish faith community still have many other holidays that will be observed soon, such as Sukkot, which begins at sundown on Wednesday. Known as the festival of tabernacles, it is a seven-day holiday that is biblically based. The holiday is a time to give thanks for God’s care of the Jews during 40 years in the desert after they departed Israel and for the fruits of the harvest.
Look for my column in Saturday’s Life section about how the Oklahoma City Jewish faith community find meaning in giving back for the High Holy Days.
Look for more information on Sukkot in next week’s Oklahoman.
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