Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah in Full Swing, Yom Kippur to Come
The Jewish people are currently in the midst of their two-day celebration, Rosh Hashanah, and their holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, is almost here.
Rosh Hashanah, which means "head of the year," began Sunday, Sept. 13, and ends on Tuesday, Sept. 15. According to Chabad.org, the two-day celebration marks the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman on this Earth.
This day emphasizes the relationship between God and humanity. They believe that humanity depends on God as their creator and God depends on humanity to make sure his presence is felt on this Earth.
Yom Kippur, which means "Day of Atonement," begins Tuesday, Sept. 22, and ends Wednesday, Sept. 23. According to Chabad.org, this is the holiest day of the Jewish people's calendar because it is the day that they are closest to God.
This is the Day of Atonement and they refer to Leviticus 16:30, "For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before God."
For almost 26 hours, they will abstain from food, water, and marital relations, and do not wash their bodies.
And according to Danbury Daily Voice, the Jewish community across Fairfield County, Conn., have been busy preparing for the start of the High Holy Days. United Jewish Center in Danbury is celebrating and shared holiday messages on their Facebook page.