Ten Days of Penitence

      the first 10 days of the Jewish religious year. See yamim noraʾim.

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  • TEN DAYS OF PENITENCE — (Heb. עֲשֶׂרֶת יְמֵי תְּשׁוּבָה; aseret yemei teshuvah), the first ten days in the month of Tishri, i.e., from rosh ha shanah until the day of atonement , inclusive. According to the Talmud (RH 18a; cf. Maim. Yad, Teshuvah 2:6), this is the most… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • FASTING AND FAST DAYS — FASTING AND FAST DAYS, the precept (or custom) of refraining from eating and drinking. In the Bible Although the origins of the ritual of fasting are obscure, several current theories claim that it originated as (1) a spiritual preparation for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …   Universalium

  • Jewish religious year — Introduction       the cycle of Sabbaths and holidays that are commonly observed by the Jewish religious community and officially in Israel by the Jewish secular community as well. The Sabbath and festivals (feast) are bound to the Jewish… …   Universalium

  • Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer — (Aramaic: פרקי דרבי אליעזר) is a aggadic midrashic work on Genesis, part of Exodus, and a few sentences of Numbers, ascribed to R. Eliezer ben Hyrcanus, and composed shortly after 833 CE. It is quoted immediately before the end of the 12th… …   Wikipedia

  • AVINU MALKENU — (Heb. אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ; Our Father, our King ), a litany recited during the ten days of penitence and, in some rites, on fast days. Each line begins with the words Avinu Malkenu and ends with a petition. The number and order of the verses vary …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DAY OF ATONEMENT — (Heb. יוֹם הכִּפּוּרִים, Yom ha Kippurim), one of the appointed seasons of the Lord, holy convocations, a day of fasting and atonement, occurring on the Tenth of Tishri. It is the climax of the ten days of penitence and the most important day in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HAFTARAH — (Heb. הַפְטָרָה), a portion from the Prophets read after the reading from the Torah (see torah , Reading of) on Sabbaths, festivals, and fast days. On Sabbaths and festivals it is read during the morning service, on fast days at the Minḥah… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JERUSALEM — The entry is arranged according to the following outline: history name protohistory the bronze age david and first temple period second temple period the roman period byzantine jerusalem arab period crusader period mamluk period …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • AMIDAH — (Heb. עֲמִידָה; standing ), the core and main element of each of the prescribed daily services. In talmudic sources it is known as Ha Tefillah ( The Prayer par excellence). As its name indicates, the Amidah must be recited standing. Other names… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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