Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Eve of Yom HaKippurim Message

Yesterday at Yafiz, the color of the day was white.  Most people wanted to buy white clothes for Yom Kippur.  It's traditional to wear white, to symbolize our cleaning, spiritual cleaning.  Our spiritual insides should be as pure as our clothing.  I was very busy putting together suitable outfits for our customers.

My basic Yom Kippur outfit, also worn on Shavuot has been upgraded with a new white (and silver) scarf.  I also recently bought one of those long lace-trimmed shirts to wear under my blouse with the lace showing.  Not only does it look nice, but it'll keep me warm as fasting cools me off.

Dry Bones

Hat tip to Rafi's Life in Israel for the Unetaneh Tokef Prayer. "ונתנה תוקף" - החזן הראשי לצה"ל סא"ל שי אברמסון

On Rosh Hashanah will be inscribed and on Yom Kippur will be sealed how many will pass from the earth and how many will be created; who will live and who will die; who will die at his predestined time and who before his time; who by water and who by fire, who by sword, who by beast, who by famine, who by thirst, who by storm, who by plague, who by strangulation, and who by stoning. Who will rest and who will wander, who will live in harmony and who will be harried, who will enjoy tranquillity and who will suffer, who will be impoverished and who will be enriched, who will be degraded and who will be exalted.
Congregation aloud, then chazzan:


Remove the Evil of the Decree!
Gmar Chatima Tova to all

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