|10/08/19 - 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.
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|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 Bunny Spiers ('54) of VA AND Tippy Rowe ('57) AND Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA AND Richard Cantor ('65) of KY AND Tazewell Whitley (NNHS / Hampton HS - '65) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Alexandria Huber (Cold Lake HS, Alberta / Pebble Hills HS, TX / Overhills HS, NC - '18) of OK!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Norma Wilson Mitchell ('57) AND Linda Alfrey Walker ('61) of VA AND Marsha Leak Garrett ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Polly Norris Davis ('65) of VA AND Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA AND Carol Anne Comer Cutler ('70) of VA;
12 - The late Ann Sears, Best Dancer in the Class of 1963 (d. 07/22/19) AND Charlotte Spade Wilkins (Warwick HS - '65) of NC;
13 - The United States Navy - 1775 AND Kenny Bransford ('63) AND Larry Cutler ('64) of VA AND Pattie Hilsdon Reisinger ('66) of CO AND My #1 Son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL (soon to be UT);
14 - Mickey Marcella ('54) of VA AND Liz Breeden ('61) of VA AND My Granddaughter, Emeline Harty (Maple Mountain High School, UT - '20) of UT;
15 - Milton Nunnally ('66 and '67) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
October 08, 1939 - Germany annexed Western Poland.
October 08, 1941 - In their
invasion of the Soviet
Union, Germany reached
of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
October 08, 1943 - Around 30 civilians were executed by Friedrich Schubert's paramilitary group in Kallikratis, Crete.
October 08, 1944 - The Battle of Crucifix Hill occurred on Crucifix Hill just outside Aachen. Capt. Bobbie Brown received a Medal of Honor for his heroics in this battle.
THISDAY IN 1969:
|October 08, 1969 - The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurred, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago.|
|“Hate is like acid.
It can damage the vessel in which it is stored as well as destroy the
object on which it is poured.”
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 10/08/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/29/17:
|INDEED! Thank you, Catherine!|
From Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 10/07/19, 12:34 PM:
Finally, a lamp shade with
“Ivy returned his direct gaze with a particularly innocent
smile. 'The great advantage,' she said, 'of being thought silly, is that people
forget and begin to think one might also be foolish. I may, Professor Lyall, be
a trifle enthusiastic in my manner and dress, but I am no fool.' ”
- Gail Carriger, Blameless
(b. 04 May 1976)
PATTERN (Sorry, not theme related):
Marianne Forrestal's Golden Waves Throw - "You’ll love the cushy coziness of this one color throw! The interesting stitch pattern is amazingly reversible, looking the same on both sides. Choose any shade of yarn for your perfect pop of color.."
BONUS RECIPES (Sorry, not theme related):
|I started out with nothing...
And I still have most of it.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's
Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for
breakfast and camaraderie.|
2. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -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.
3. Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold their 55-Year Reunion at the Holiday Inn Newport News - City Center (formerly the Omni). SEE: www.nnhs1964.com; CONTACT: David Spriggs at firstname.lastname@example.org..
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/16/19
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
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"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
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Animated Red Flames courtesy of
http://members.tripod.com/mrfire/animations.html - ???
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Cold Lake High School (Alberta) logo courtesy of
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of http://hillsborohawks.info/ - 09/20/13
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
Maple Mountain High School (UT) logo courtesy of http://mmhsgoldeneagles.com/ - 09/11/17
Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC -
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16