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Yom Kippur - Aseret Yemei Teshuva | Tzedaqyal's Blog

Yom Kippur - Aseret Yemei Teshuva | Tzedaqyal's Blog

The first 10 days of Tishrei, consisting of Rosh Hashanah (two days), Yom Kippur and the days between them, is a favorable time to correct our shortcomings and comes closer to G-d. In Hebrew these days are called Aseret Yemei Teshuva.

In Sweden these days are often referred to as the ten days of penitence. Tshuva really means "reverting." Judaism stresses that human nature is basically positive, in that the human soul contains a spark of divinity. True repentance is achieved through strong self-criticism, but rather by the recognition that our hearts desire the good deeds, in accordance with G-d's will. The day after Rosh Hashanah is called Tsom Gedalja. During this day, we may not drink or drink from three hours before sunrise to about 40 min after sunset. We do this for the commemoration of the tragic murder of Gedalja, a great leader in the time that followed after the first fall of the Temple. His death forced the Jews who remained in the land Israel into the Babylonian captivity. The Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called Shuva Shabbat after the passage in the prophets that read the Haftarah: "Return, O Israel ... "
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