Jewish Holiday Begins Tonight
It's a day of atonement, intense prayer, and a time to cleanse your soul. In hebrew, it's known as Yom Kippur, and for Jewish people, it's the holiest day on the calendar.
Just before sundown Sunday, hundreds of Jews joined Rabbi Berl Goldman at the Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Center in Gainesville. According to tradition, the day is set aside to afflict the soul, to ask forgiveness for the sins one committed over the past year. Gainesville resident, Bradford Silver says it's a good time to reflect. "Not giving someone a gift or something that wouldn't necessarily be a good thing. Saying something bad about somebody. That's why I'm repenting", says Silver.
Many Jews choose to fast from sundown the night before Yom Kippur, which is tonight, until nightfall on the day of Yom Kippur tomorrow. Yom Kippur is the only Jewish holiday that calls for five prayer services.
Services will take place on Monday as well. Morning services will be at 10 a.m. and evening services at 5 p.m.. Following the evening service is when Jewish people will break the fast.
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