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ʿaseret Yemei Teshuvah

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(; Ten Days of Repentance), penitential period commencing with Ro’sh ha-Shanah and concluding with Yom Kippur. According to the Mishnah (R. ha-Sḥ 1.2), 1 Tishrei (New Year) is the Day ...

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Avinu She-Ba-Shamayim

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(; “Our Father, who is in heaven”), a phrase that occurs only once in the traditional siddur (prayer book) as the beginning of an invocation: in the last paragraph of ...

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confession

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A formal admission of one's sins with repentance and desire of absolution, especially privately to a priest as a religious duty.

Confession is also used for a statement of faith...

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Neʿilah

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(; Closing [of the Gates]), a prayer originally offered on all public fast days at sunset, when the Temple gates were closed; now recited only on Yom Kippur. It is ...

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Rosh ha-Shanah

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A tractate of the Jewish Talmud. The tractate deals with the laws and customs of the various New Years in the Jewish Calendar.

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Zokhrenu Le-ḥayyim

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(; “Remember us for life”), opening words of a sentence interpolated in the first blessing of the ʿAmidah throughout the ʿAseret Yemei Teshuvah. Its plea for God to “inscribe us ...

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