|09/21/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Yom Kippur|
“And HaShem spoke unto
Moses, saying: Howbeit on the tenth day of this seventh month is the
day of atonement; there shall be a holy convocation unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls; and
ye shall bring an offering made by fire unto HaShem. And ye shall do no manner of work in that
same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before HaShem your G-d. For
whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.
And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy
from among his people. Ye shall do no manner of work; it is a statute for ever throughout your
generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a sabbath of solemn rest, and ye shall afflict
your souls; in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye keep your sabbath.”
- Leviticus 23: 26 - 32
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Yom Kippur, the most solemn of all the Jewish holidays, the Day of Atonement, begins tonight at sundown.
BONUS - http://www.chabad.org/holidays/JewishNewYear/template_cdo/aid/994417/jewish/Yom-Kippur-Audio-Classes.htm
|Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, marks the end of
the Yamin Noraim (Days of Awe) and falls on the 10th day of Tishrei
(Tishri), the seventh month in the Jewish calendar. Many Jewish
communities engage in intense prayer and fasting.
What do people do?
Many Jewish people around the world observe Yom Kippur each year. Many Jewish people prepare and eat a festive meal on the day before the holiday starts. They also give to charity and visit people to seek or give forgiveness. Many also gather in a synagogue before sunset for a prayer service. Particular customs are associated with this service in some communities. Men may wear a kittel or sargenes (a white robe) and a tallit (prayer shawl).
Many people of Jewish faith do not eat or drink, wear leather shoes, wash themselves, or use perfumes for about 25 hours. Many choose to wear white clothes as a symbol of ritual purity. Outside of Israel, some Jewish people may take some of their annual leave at this time to allow them to mark Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur is a public holiday in Israel, in which stores, post offices and other businesses are closed. Public transit services do not run and there are no radio or television broadcasts in Israel on this day. It is considered impolite to eat in public or drive a motor vehicle, although secular Jews may ride bicycles, particularly on the eve of Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur is not a nationwide public holiday in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. However, many Jewish businesses, organizations and schools may be closed on this holiday and the streets around synagogues may be busy.
Yom Kippur is often considered the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur’s origins lie in a ritual purification of the Temple in Jerusalem from any accidental ritual impurities that had occurred in the past year. The Kohen Gadol (high priest) entered the Holy of Holies at the center of the temple on Yom Kippur. It was important that he was spiritually and physically as pure as possible.
Many rituals were carried out to ensure that the Kohen Gadol was pure and that he did not carry any ritual impurities into the Holy of Holies. Yom Kippur became a more somber holiday after the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. The Torah calls the day Yom HaKippurim and Leviticus 23:27 decrees a strict prohibition of work and affliction of the soul upon the 10th day of the seventh month, known as Tishrei.
Many Jewish men wear a kittel or sargenes and a tallit on Yom Kippur. A kittel is a simple white robe that is also used as a shroud and is worn by bridegrooms in some Jewish communities. A tallit (tallis, taleysm) is a prayer shawl with tzitzis strings tied through each of the four corners. The strings are tied in different ways in accordance with the wearer’s tradition. One or more of the strings were traditionally dyed using a blue dye known as tekhelet, which may come from the murex trunculus, a type of sea snail.
Happy Birthday today to Maxine Petty Ramey ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1965:
|Tuesday, September 21, 1965 - The Gambia, Maldives and Singapore were admitted as members of the United Nations.|
|“I believe every
person has been put on this earth for just one purpose - to serve his
fellow man. It doesn't matter how he does this. He can build a bridge,
paint a picture, invent a labor-saving gadget, or run a gas station. The
point is, he should try to leave the earth a better place than he found
it. If he does, his life will have been worthwhile. If he doesn't do
what he can within his own limitations, he is destined to be unhappy.”
From Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 09/18/15, 9:15 PM:
|Was wondering if you
could check and see if I got dropped from the eMail list for
the Newsletter. I believe 8/12 was the last eM I received.
Also when I was looking for your eMail address before I pulled this up, I thought the main '65 page had you at a gmail addie and this one I now see is yahoo.
Anyway I've looked up the Newsletters but just wondered since I'm not getting the eMails.
Thx for checking!!!
Bonnie Loughran Marshall HHS '65
Hey, Pretty Lady! For incoming mail, either email addie - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com - works just fine. My PayPal account only works through gmail, but I can usually only send mail from yahoo. Clear as mud, right? Don't worry, your letters never fail to reach me!
No, ma'am, you haven't been dropped from my mailing list at all; I have simply failed to send any announcements since 08/21 - for several very good reasons - all exceedingly lame.
In view of the day and my general feelings of overwhelming guilt, I will endeavor to change this naughty behavior. Thanks for the nudge, Bonnie!
“I've been embarrassing myself since about birth.”
(b. 30 Jan 1987)
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 09/06/15 - "Surprising Facts You May Have Never Heard (#11 in a series of 21)":
No matter how old you are, or where you are from, people simply can’t know
However, if you have an inquisitive mind, you probably love learning new things.
If this is the case, then these 21 facts will give your mind a good workout. (Plus, you can impress others with this exotic knowledge.)
WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!
PATTERN (Sorry, not theme-related):
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/convertible-cape - Double Stitch Twins' Convertible Cape - "Two garments in one! Choose your favorite way to wear this unique wrap, choose your favorite colors to fit your wardrobe. It’s so fast and easy to make, you’ll want more than one."
|BONUS RECIPES (Sorry,
Shortcut Amish Friendship Bread - "We put a
shortcut twist on the time-honored recipe for Amish Friendship Bread. No
need to pass around the ingredients and wait and wait. Just call your
friends and invite them over to enjoy this classic recipe."
|Mr. Smith and
his son Rick were called to Mrs. Jones' classroom.
"Mr. Smith," said the teacher, "I asked Rick 'Who shot Abraham Lincoln?' and he said that he didn't do it!"
"Well, teacher," said Smith, "if my kid said he didn't do it -- he didn't do it!"
Father and son left the school, and on their way home, Smith turned to the boy and asked, "Tell me, son, did you do it?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, 2015 - The Warwick HS Class of 1960
will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Friday night: at the Warwick Yacht Club; Saturday
night: James River Country Club. DETAILS:
2. Friday and Saturday, October 9, 10 and 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. CONTACT: Karen Weinstein Witte at Kwwitte@gmail.com.
3. Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Friday night will be open to all graduates of NNHS; Saturday night will be reserved for 1965 Class members and their guests.
CONTACT: Lynn Walker Brothers @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Pauline Collins Shofner @ email@example.com.
4. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/17/15
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Khonenu va'anenu (2x)
Ki ein banu ma'asim
Asei imanu tsedaka vakhesed (2x)
Our Father, Our King
Grant us grace and answer us,
For we lack in deeds
Do it justice and kindness with us
And save us
"Avinu Malkenu" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.greatjewishmusic.com/Midifiles/Rosh-Hashana/Avinu-Malkenu.html - 09/12/07
Yom Kippur Image courtesy of http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/jewish/yom-kippur - 09/25/12
Image of Gold Star of
David Pendant used to form logo
which in turn forms the Divider Lines courtesy
of http://rainbowspiritbeads.com/shop/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=202 - 11/23/08
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
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