Friday, September 21, 2007

Yom Kippur

Dry Bones cartoon: Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur begins this evening, (erev Shabbat) and lasts until Saturday night.

It's interesting that the Hebrew calendar is designed so that that Yom Kippur may never fall on a Friday... or on a Sunday, because in either case it would interefere with the proper Shabbat observance (you can't light candles to usher in the Sabbath if Yom Kippur falls on Friday, etc.).

Yom Kippur may, however, fall on Shabbat itself... as is the case this year.

Gmar Hatima Tova
(May you be inscribed in the book of life).

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