Category: Blog, News and Events Post Date: September 29, 2023


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Yom Kippur is the one holiday that is observed entirely in the synagogue. The se’udah ha-mafseket, the meal that precedes the fast, is a special occasion, even though it is not a holiday meal. Our sages have said that it is as praiseworthy to honor Yom Kippur by eating well on the day before as to honor it by refraining from eating on the day itself. Plan to sit down early, so that there is time to finish eating, light memorial candles and holiday candles, exchange blessings and apologies and still be in the synagogue before sundown.

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