Days of preparation, repentance lead up to Rosh Hashana, Yom KippurAlthough the High Holidays— the two days of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year, Sept. 6 to 8) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement, Sept. 15 to 16)—occupy three days only, they lie within a web of liturgy and customs that extend from the beginning of the preceding Hebrew month of Elul through Yom Kippur.
The focus of this entire period is the process of teshuva, or repentance, whereby a Jew admits to sins, asks for forgiveness, a...
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