Religion: High Holy Day

A taper, tall enough to burn for 24 hours, flickers in memory of the dead. The pious abstain from food, drink and all other gratifications of material desires, from one sunset until three stars may be seen in the heavens the following night. God is balancing his books for the year. In the home it is well to examine one's soul; in the synagog to chant "Kol Nidre" petitioning forgiveness for vows made and inadvertently unfulfilled.

Thus Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement which culminates the ten penitential days after Rosh Hashanah (New Year). Yom Kippur falls next on Oct....

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