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A Guide to Yom Kippur


When is it?

Yom Kippur occurs from sundown on Sunday, 9/24, to sundown on Monday, 9/25, which is ten days after Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year. It is a day of rest, which is why there is no school this Monday.

What is it?

Yom Kippur is the day of atonement, a day for fasting and reflecting on your sins. After atoning, the hope is that God will inscribe your name in the Book of Life, which means that you are going to heaven.

The High Holy Days are the days between, and of, Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Those who are observing focus on introspection.

Things to Remember:

Don’t say, “Happy Yom Kippur!” Instead, say, “Have a meaningful fast!” or “May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life.

Give your observing friends grace! The Yom Kippur fast prohibits food and water, so be nice to your Jewish friends on Yom Kippur (and every other day.)





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Elise Kohli, Staff Writer
(She/her) Elise is a sophomore who is new to the Eagle's Eye and is just happy to be here. You can find her playing laufey songs on the piano and beading new bracelets for herself. She loves her cats, who are the dumbest creatures on earth. She'll ramble to anyone who will listen about her favorite artists and her mini orchid who is struggling to stay alive.
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(She/her) Maya is a sophomore who is so excited to be joining the Eagle's Eye for her first year on staff! She is involved in many of Enloe's clubs, including dance and debate. Maya loves the beach, hanging out with her friends, and trying new foods.
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