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Days of Awe

When I first came to Israel you could feel the holidays in the air. Maybe of them you still can. But sadly, at least here in Haifa, Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—has become another day on the calendar. Only the signs over the time clock at work with a list of suggestions for employees and […]

Days of Awe

The Days of Awe are the week or so between Rosh Hashanna (Feast of Trumpets) and Yom Kippur (the day of Atonement). During this time many Jewish people begin to think about sin, forgiveness, and their relationship with God. It is quite customary for people to apologize to one another, in particular for anything they […]