Sep 30, 2012
Yom Kippur On the Cover

The Tallahassee Democrat had Rabbi Schneur Oirechman on its cover explaining what Jews are busy with these days.

The end of Yom Kippur marks the beginning of a very joyful time, a time when G-d has forgiven all sins and sealed the fate of every member of the Jewish faith with life, health and happiness in the year ahead.

As the sun began to set this past Tuesday, 150 members of Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle-Tallahassee gathered for the start of Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur is also known as the Day of Atonement and is one of the holiest of days in the Jewish faith.

“This is the day when God atoned the Jewish people for worshiping the Golden Calf,” said Rabbi Schneur Oirechman of Chabad Lubavitch. “It is the day on which we are closest to God.”

Yom Kippur marks a very solemn period in the Jewish faith, which began on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

“On Rosh Hashanah, the books are written by God with everyone’s fate in it,” said Marc Gertz, longtime member and former president of Temple Israel. “A fate that is determined by the sins committed over the past year.”

The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called the 10 Days of Awe. It is a time of introspection and a time to seek forgiveness. “The book has not been sealed yet, so you can change your fate by asking for forgiveness,” Rabbi Oirechman said.

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Kol hakavod
From your chavrusa. Chay
(10/3/2012 11:23:06 AM)
Keep up the Hafotzas Hamaayonus Chutzah
Divrei Kedusha upside-down, with Hashem's name (yud-kay-vov-kay) printed on a disposable newspaper.

I want to cry.

For future reference, please request to look over articles and related photos, if only to make sure there arent misconceptions printed.

It is also good as even if nothing need be corrected, it lends a sense of importance and prestige to what you do, which alone has an impact on the publishers.
(10/3/2012 6:24:34 PM)
Go Dov-Ber
(10/5/2012 4:58:06 PM)
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