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Frankie
10-02-2006, 02:57 PM
To the posters of Jewish faith.

Easy 6
10-02-2006, 03:07 PM
I second the shout-out to our Hebraic brethren. :toast:

DaKCMan AP
10-02-2006, 03:20 PM
I'm thirsty & hungry. 4.5 more hrs.

JBucc
10-02-2006, 03:27 PM
Who's the Jews?

Lonewolf Ed
10-02-2006, 03:28 PM
To the posters of Jewish faith.

I am a Lutheran and I take absolutely no offense from this post. L'chaim, bubbes.

Iowanian
10-02-2006, 03:41 PM
NEW COFFEE FILTER HELMETS FOR EVERYONE!

big nasty kcnut
10-02-2006, 03:41 PM
happy happy and may you all be blessed.

vailpass
10-02-2006, 03:42 PM
To the posters of Jewish faith.

Yom Kippur?
Will there be cake served? Low interest loans? What's in it for us goiam?

FAX
10-02-2006, 03:44 PM
L'chaim.

Now, let's go find that ark!!!

FAX

beavis
10-02-2006, 04:29 PM
I don't roll on Shabbas.

BWillie
10-02-2006, 05:10 PM
What exactly does Yom Kippur mean? What is it for? I don't know much about Judiasm except that Mel Gibson hates it.

Adept Havelock
10-02-2006, 05:20 PM
What exactly does Yom Kippur mean? What is it for? I don't know much about Judiasm except that Mel Gibson hates it.


It's a day of "atonement" for practicing Jews.

From JewFAQ-

Yom Kippur is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year. Many Jews who do not observe any other Jewish custom will refrain from work, fast and/or attend synagogue services on this day. Yom Kippur occurs on the 10th day of Tishri. The holiday is instituted at Leviticus 23:26 et seq.

The name "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement," and that pretty much explains what the holiday is. It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to atone for the sins of the past year. In Days of Awe, I mentioned the "books" in which G-d inscribes all of our names. On Yom Kippur, the judgment entered in these books is sealed. This day is, essentially, your last appeal, your last chance to change the judgment, to demonstrate your repentance and make amends.

As I noted in Days of Awe, Yom Kippur atones only for sins between man and G-d, not for sins against another person. To atone for sins against another person, you must first seek reconciliation with that person, righting the wrongs you committed against them if possible. That must all be done before Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur is a complete Sabbath; no work can be performed on that day. It is well-known that you are supposed to refrain from eating and drinking (even water) on Yom Kippur. It is a complete, 25-hour fast beginning before sunset on the evening before Yom Kippur and ending after nightfall on the day of Yom Kippur. The Talmud also specifies additional restrictions that are less well-known: washing and bathing, anointing one's body (with cosmetics, deodorants, etc.), wearing leather shoes (Orthodox Jews routinely wear canvas sneakers under their dress clothes on Yom Kippur), and engaging in sexual relations are all prohibited on Yom Kippur.

As always, any of these restrictions can be lifted where a threat to life or health is involved. In fact, children under the age of nine and women in childbirth (from the time labor begins until three days after birth) are not permitted to fast, even if they want to. Older children and women from the third to the seventh day after childbirth are permitted to fast, but are permitted to break the fast if they feel the need to do so. People with other illnesses should consult a physician and a rabbi for advice.

Most of the holiday is spent in the synagogue, in prayer. In Orthodox synagogues, services begin early in the morning (8 or 9 AM) and continue until about 3 PM. People then usually go home for an afternoon nap and return around 5 or 6 PM for the afternoon and evening services, which continue until nightfall. The services end at nightfall, with the blowing of the tekiah gedolah, a long blast on the shofar. See Rosh Hashanah for more about the shofar and its characteristic blasts.

It is customary to wear white on the holiday, which symbolizes purity and calls to mind the promise that our sins shall be made as white as snow (Is. 1:18). Some people wear a kittel, the white robe in which the dead are buried.

http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday4.htm

Ultra Peanut
10-02-2006, 05:28 PM
1-888-OOPS-JEW

jspchief
10-02-2006, 05:30 PM
I don't think it's really something that you wish a "happy...." for.

Adept Havelock
10-02-2006, 05:48 PM
I don't think it's really something that you wish a "happy...." for.


Have a penitent Yom Kippur...

JBucc
10-02-2006, 05:53 PM
Who's the Jews?Really, who on here is Jewish? Just curios, I won't genocide rep you or anything.

'Hamas' Jenkins
10-02-2006, 06:27 PM
There are so many neg rep worthy comments that one could make in this thread...

DaKCMan AP
10-02-2006, 08:19 PM
Update: I now feel like an overstuffed cow and I am still quenching my thirst.

Frankie
10-03-2006, 09:32 AM
I don't think it's really something that you wish a "happy...." for.
It's still a holiday. I don't think it's a day of mourning either. Maybe Saul can fill us in on that.

jspchief
10-03-2006, 09:41 AM
It's still a holiday. I don't think it's a day of mourning either. Maybe Saul can fill us in on that.Uh, by my understanding, it's about the equivalent of telling a catholic to have fun at their confession.

It's a holiday as in holy day
Not a holiday as in get a cake and have a bbq.

Frankie
10-03-2006, 09:48 AM
Uh, by my understanding, it's about the equivalent of telling a catholic to have fun at their confession.

It's a holiday as in holy day
Not a holiday as in get a cake and have a bbq.
OK, sue me for wishing someone a good day.

Sheesh!!

jspchief
10-03-2006, 09:53 AM
OK, sue me for wishing someone a good day.

Sheesh!!Not trying to be a jerk or anything, just trying to inform people.

Maybe I'm offbase. Like you said, it'd be nice for Saul to chime in and set the record straight. But I'm not even sure he's a very good jew. he probably celebrated with ham sandwiches yesterday. :)

Saulbadguy
10-03-2006, 10:00 AM
Not trying to be a jerk or anything, just trying to inform people.

Maybe I'm offbase. Like you said, it'd be nice for Saul to chime in and set the record straight. But I'm not even sure he's a very good jew. he probably celebrated with ham sandwiches yesterday. :)
Close. Bacon.

Yeah, you are supposed to fast to atone for your sins. Since I am without sin, I didn't have to fast. :)

Frankie
10-03-2006, 11:22 AM
Close. Bacon.

Yeah, you are supposed to fast to atone for your sins. Since I am without sin, I didn't have to fast. :)
Wow! This is Ramadan in the Moslem calendar. THE FASTING MONTH! That does it. Jews=Moslems.

noa
10-03-2006, 11:27 AM
Wow! This is Ramadan in the Moslem calendar. THE FASTING MONTH! That does it. Jews=Moslems.


You've just solved the age old question of "Are Jews equivalent to Muslims because they both fast on certain holidays?"

Frankie
10-03-2006, 12:06 PM
You've just solved the age old question of "Are Jews equivalent to Muslims because they both fast on certain holidays?"
You're welcome. Now you can sleep tonight. Right?