Jewish Culture Exploration

Yom Kippur & Rosh Hashanah

By Magaly Cuax., Haason Lane, Claire Burch, Anija Wright, Jose Morales.

We're Exploring Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jews. It is also called the Day of Atonement.

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated as the New Year for Jewish people.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the holiest day. It is a day where the Jewish people will not do any kinds of work, they will fast the whole day, and they will attend service at the synagogue. When the Jews go to church, if they decide to, it lasts almost all day and at the end they blow the tekiah gedolah which is basically a big horn.

  • There is no more eating or drinking. Other prohibitions are: no bathing, no using creams and oils, no wearing of leather shoes, and no sexual relations.

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the new year day for Jews. It is a day, similarly to the american tradition for new years, to make resolutions and life changes. It is a day of new beginnings. Usually most of the day is spent in the synagogue for prayers and teachings. There are many traditions some people do during the Rosh Hashanah celebration.


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