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Days of Awe
The first ten days of Tishrei -- two days of Rosh Hashana, the seven days following, and Yom Kippur -- are an auspicious time in which to rectify our shortcomings and draw closer to G-d. They are therefore known as the "Ten days of Teshuvah."

Teshuvah -- frequently translated as repentance -- actually means returning. Judaism emphasizes that our essential nature -- the divine spark of the soul -- is good.

True repentance is best achieved not through harsh self-condemnation, but through the realization that our deepest desire is to do good, in accordance with the will of G-d.
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Days of Awe - Calendar

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Essay - The Fast of Gedaliah

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The day after Rosh Hashanah is called Tzom Gedaliah - a fast day. We neither eat nor drink, from approximately three hours before sunrise until... 


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