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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yom Kippur

The ten day period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is known as the “Ten Days of Repentance.” Judaism teaches that it is the responsibility of every person to reflect about his or her actions, take responsibility for those times when he or she “missed the mark,” apologize for or in other ways fix what was done by these actions, and do the “inner work”  to ensure that this behavior won’t occur again.  In other words, this time is about our own growth.
At school, an emphasis of the High Holy Days is to develop an awareness of our own actions while considering the feelings of others. We can help children to understand that a simple apology is one way that we value the feelings of friends and family. 
(From “Drops of Honey,” a Torahaura production, by Dale Sides Cooperman and Idie Benjamin).

Yom Kippur art

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