Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

High Holy Days Begin at Sundown Wednesday

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

High Holy Days Begin at Sundown Wednesday

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Considered one of Judaism's most important observances, the 10- day period known as the High Holy Days will begin this coming week and last until early October.

The High Holy Days is a period of introspection -- a time when Jews ask God and acquaintances for forgiveness for wrongs committed during the past year, said Rabbi Debbie Stiel, of Temple Beth Sholom, 4200 S.W. Munson.

It also is a time when Jews reflect on positive changes in behavior that can make next year better, Stiel said.

The High Holy Days will start with the celebration of Rosh Hashsnah, the Jewish new year 5775, at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 24. A special service will be held at 8 p.m. that day at Temple Beth Sholom. Another Rosh Hashanah service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Temple Beth Sholom.

The High Holy Days will conclude with the observance of Yom Kippur, or the "Day of Atonement," which will begin at sundown Friday, Oct. 3, and conclude Saturday, Oct. …

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