Yom Kippur 2011

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On October 7 we observed Yom Kippur. First we lit the Shabbat candles, and then we recited the Shehecheyanu blessing, which is said on special occasions and at the beginning of certain holidays such as Yom Kippur. Then we sang Kol Nidre, the special prayer which is sung at the beginning of the Yom Kippur evening service, the Shema (prayer from the Torah that is the central part of the morning and evening prayer services, and is the highest confirmation of the one God in Judaism), Hatzi Kadish (recited to divide two parts of the service), Vidui (confessions and acknowledgement of guilt for sins committed and prayer for forgiveness) and Kadish Yatom (recited at the end of the service). We finished the evening with Lekhah Dodi, a song dedicated to Shabbat, in which the poet Rabbi Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz personifies Shabbat and compares it to a bride.

For more information on the nature and observation of Yom Kippur, please follow the link: http://ezrm.org.mk/index.php/en/yomkippur



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