yamim noraʾim

Hebrew“days of awe”English  High Holy Days 

      in Judaism, the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana (on Tishri 1 and 2) and Yom Kippur (on Tishri 10), in September or October. Though the Bible does not link these two major festivals, the Talmud does. Consequently, yamim noraʾim is sometimes used to designate the first 10 days of the religious year: the three High Holy Days, properly so-called, and also the days between. The entire 10-day period is more accurately called Aseret Yeme Teshuva (“Ten Days of Penitence”).

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