On the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishri comes Yom Kippur, meaning the 'Day of Atonement'. It's the holiest day of the year.
To mark the 'Sabbath of Sabbaths', Jews fast for 25 hours and pray devoutly for most of the day, with five different sessions – Maariv, Shacharit, Musaf, Minchah and Neilah. [Link added.]
When is Yom Kippur?
* For the title, see yesterday's post "Noto." See also yesterday's
"Saturday Dialectics." For further background, see an October 2
Rosh Hashanah piece in Politico Magazine by Ben Wofford.
From "Saturday Dialectics" —
"You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher"