|10/07/11 - 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.
http://nnhs65.com/09-27-08-NNHS-Yom-Kippur.html - Hmmm, this is actually from 2009, not 2008.....
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.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Ellen Anas Smith ('57) AND Dale Parsons ('69) of HA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY!
Happy Birthday this week to:
09 - Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA;
11 - Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;
12 - Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;
13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL;
14 - Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Eme Harty of TX!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
TODAY IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES:
Oct. 7, 1861
From Charles Schneider ('60) of TX - 10/06/11 - "Building the world's most advanced aircraft carrier (photos)":
I found this series of photos relating to the development of Newport News shipbuilding's latest aircraft carrier.
If it hasn't been covered before you might include this link for your readers.
Charles Schneider (60)
WOWZERONI!!! These are fascinating images! Thank you so very much for sharing these with us, Charles! I always wanted to go inside the gates of the shipyard, but I rather thought they were too busy working to give a teenage girl a tour of the yard. At long last I had my sneak peek!
From Frances Goodson Wang ('65) of MD - 10/06/11 - "The stillpoint technique A gateway to ultimate relaxation :: Holistic Medicine - Holistic Health":
This is very interesting.
ARGHHH!!! I was so looking forward to reading this, and all I found was:
Page Not Found
anyway, Frances - it was good to hear from you!
Wait a minute - I have another idea! Could this be similar to what was there?!?
http://www.SelfGrowth.com - 10/03/11
- "Relationship Advice":
4 Tips For Moving Forward When Your
Relationship has Ended
By Susie and Otto
CollinsIt seems that everywhere you look, many long-standing (or short)
relationships and/or marriages are dissolving. If you're like most
people, when this happens, you find yourself stuck in thinking about the
past, wondering what went wrong, and unable to move from the pain of the
relationship. You might even fear that any future relationship will turn
out the same.
Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/11 - "Wild shoes!!! (#13 in a Series
Which pair are you
going to get??
Wild shoes!!! By Kobi Levi, Israeli shoe designer
I love these - such fun! Thanks, Joan! OH, these are delightful! This might be my second favorite pair in the series! I can envision building an entire outfit around these dramatic pumps - the mind boggles! Yes, do reserve a pair of these for me!
|From www.aJokeADay.com - 10/06/11:|
Two drunks were in a bar partying like fools. They were drinking boiler makers, buying rounds like there was no tomorrow. They were dancing, calling each other "professor," and generally causing quite a stir. When asked why such a celebration, they boasted that they just finished a jigsaw puzzle & it only took them 2 months!
"TWO MONTHS?!" cried the bartender. "That's ridiculous. It shouldn't
take that long!!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, October 12, 2011
- 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.|
2. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2011 - The Class of 1956 will hold its 55-Year Reunion. Contact Judy Leggett Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-868-1111. - CLASS OF 1956
3. Thursday, November 3, 2011 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
4. Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at email@example.com or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 09/02/11
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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 - 10/07/11
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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Red Flames courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - 05/19/08
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
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
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