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Observe Yom Kippur 2012 Around the West Metro

Find out where and how to observe the Jewish holiday in the area.

Yom Kippur is, in short, the holiest day of the year in Jewish religion and culture. It is also referred to as the “Day of Atonement,” and the tradition is to solemnly fast for repentance and atonement of sins.

Yom Kippur marks the end of the annual High Holy Day period (Sept. 16 to Sept. 26 in 2012), which begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. On Sept. 25, observation will begin at sunset.

The west metro, of course, has a rich Jewish tradition, and many local religious institutions will be marking the holiday. Follow the links below for information from a specific institution:

Yom Kippur falls annually on the 10th day of Tishrei, a month on the Hebrew calendar, which is nine days after the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

To observe Yom Kippur, one should eat and drink festively the day before—once early in the day and once later, before Kol Nidrei synagogue services. Then, for almost 25 hours, the day is spent in the synagogue without eating, drinking and other restrictions.

To observe the High Holy Days and holiday period before Kol Nidrei and after the Yom Kippur fast, many Jewish specialties are made. But there are a few staples that usually make their way onto the table. Try a honey cake or noodle kugel.

 

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Rita Sandstrom September 25, 2012 at 09:16 PM
You might want to include Bet Shalom in Minnetonka, one of the oldest congregations in the west metro......
James Warden (Editor) September 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Good catch. It's in there now. Thanks.

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