Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC formalizes 'shelter in place,' what it means for youGuest lineups for the Sunday news showsLive updates: Latest information on coronavirus in Oklahoma

NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Jewish High Holy Days are here

The Jewish community is in the midst of observing the High Holy Days, with the beginning of Rosh Hashana at sundown yesterday.

The High Holy Days are the 10 days between Rosh Hashana — the Jewish New Year — and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

These 10 days also are often called the “Days of Awe.”

Observant Jews in Oklahoma and around the world will typically celebrate Rosh Hashana with the blowing of the shofar, a ram’s horn and by eating treats like apples and honey.

Yom Kippur, set to begin at sundown Oct. 3, is a more somber observance.

It is the most sacred Jewish holiday.

On this day, members of the Jewish faith community ask forgiveness for broken promises to God and voluntarily fast from food and drink.

 

Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

Related Photos

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7e06a3d908baf3fd1328b1c082a84b21.jpg" alt="Photo - " title=" "><figcaption> </figcaption></figure>
Carla Hinton

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide... Read more ›

Comments