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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

The 12th of Tishrei is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Abraham (1740-1776) the son of Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch and study partner of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi; known as "Rabbi Abraham the Angel" for his saintliness and ascetism.

Laws and Customs

Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted.

Daily Thought

What does fasting on Yom Kippur achieve?

That even our physical bodies can feel the precious closeness of this day.

Yom Kippur is such a holy day, the body receives life from fasting.

Likutei Torah, Song of Songs, 14b