Yom Kippur is one of the high holidays in Judaism and one of the holiest days of the year. Beginning on the date of Tishrei 9, Jews around the world observe the holiday for almost 26 hours. Jews abstain from all food and drink (excluding those who are pregnant or have health problems), do not wash or wear perfume, do not wear leather and do not engage in marital relations. The day is steeped in prayer and introspection, though is also a day of great joy, since it is a day when sins between man and God are absolved.
Even post-Holocaust, there is a continuity of antisemitism and hate in Germany over the past decades, and Halle is another link in the long chain of antisemitic attacks and rhetoric.
Enveloped by the purity of white on Yom Kippur, designed to elevate our connection to God, how much thought have we given to the resources required to produce this holy finery.
The Nordic Resistance Movement, a neo-Nazi group, targeted Jews in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland with antisemitic harassment during the week before Yom Kippur.
Police removed the swastika from public view, but are still attempting to find the one responsible.
These previews give a glimpse of a multi-strand series that tells stories from this war that have never been dramatized before.
“A very loud alert went off on all our phones,” said Kramer, senior associate rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, California, which had prerecorded the opening Yom Kippur service.
As Jews braced for an unprecedented Yom Kippur celebrated largely online, synagogues across the country whose websites are hosted by Shul Cloud found their sites were inoperable Sunday night.
The worshippers were able to sit socially distanced but also see each other, according to the report. “It’s one of the most meaningful things we’ve ever been a part of.”
Thessaloniki’s Jews have for decades lobbied for greater recognition of their community’s Holocaust tragedy, which many feel is relatively unknown despite its monumental scale.
The video circulated widely last month after Nina Shapiro taped her son singing a children’s version of the song that is an emotional high point of High Holiday liturgy.