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When it comes to Jewish holidays, there is one holiday that stands above the rest. And that would be Yom Kippur. Of all the Jewish holidays, this one is considered to be the holiest of them all. It is also known as the “Sabbath of Sabbaths”. So holy is this day to the Jewish people that even the Jews who would not typically practice any of the other holidays (also known as a secular Jew) or traditions will honor this one. On this day all works cease. And reflection and prayer begin.
When it comes to the origin of the holiday. It is believed that during the time of Moses, after being set free from Egyptian rule and when on Mount Sinai. He came down from the mountain with the tablets with which God had written the Ten Commandments. He saw the people worshipping a golden idol and with fury, he broke the tablets. After a scolding from Moses about how God had brought them from Egypt the people repented. Thereafter a holiday came to be to remember what was done and to make right that which was wronged. A day of repentance and atonement. Therefore it became known as Yom Kippur, this in English is translated as the day of atonement.
It will later be known in traditional Judaism that Yom Kippur was the only day that the high priest could enter into the holy of holies and make a sacrifice for the atonement of the people`s sin. This practice would come to an end somewhere around 70 C.E. when the Romans came and destroyed the temple for the second time. After this, the rabbis would change it to a different method but the idea would still remain the same.
As to how do people celebrate it. They often start the new Jewish year and a fast begins to reflect on one’s self and on one`s behavior in order to prepare them for Yom Kippur, which is the day of atonement. Before they fast they often come together and have a feast to prepare the body for the fast. After which starting a few minutes before sundown they no longer eat anything until after sundown the following day. It is customary to have another feast which consists mainly of quick glycemic index meal to replenish lost nutrients during the fast.
During this feast that takes place before and after Yom Kippur, it is customary to set the table and gather with family and friends of like faith. When it comes to flowers, it is usually the white and blue flowers that are chosen. Especially white as there is a period of cleansing and white symbolizes the purity of being cleaned. Flowers like lilies and hydrangeas are very common and popular during such times. Placed on the dinner table and accentuated around the home the flowers help to establish the atmosphere.
When it comes to when this is celebrated, it is usually at the end of Sept. or beginning of Oct. It all depends on when the Jewish New Year falls that year. So popular is this observance that most synagogues barely have room to accommodate the people. This is one of the only times a year where there are five prayers instead of the usual daily three.