Ten Days of Awe begin tonight

September 24 thru October 3, 2014 (dates are different every year)

Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, always followed ten days later by Yom Kippur.  These ten days are also called the Jewish High Holy Days.

Yom Kippur is the last of the Ten Days of Awe in Hebrew lore. The first day is Rosh Hoshanah, the Jewish New Year, when the gates of heaven are said to be flung open allowing blessings to rain upon us for Ten Days, after which it goes shut again.

“May your name be written in the book of life,” is the greeting Jews use during the Ten Days of Awe because on Yom Kippur, the solemn day of atonement, the gates and the book go shut again.

What will “rain down on” you and yours during these High Holy Days?

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