Archive for September 2009

History of Yom Kippur

HISTORY OF YOM KIPPUR The Jewish High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashana and continue until Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, which begins with sundown this evening, also known as the Day of Atonement, or more correctly Yom ha-Kippurim (Leviticus 16) goes back to Jewish antiquity almost 4,000 years to the time of Moses. This most…

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History of 09.09.09

.!. HISTORY OF 09.09.09 What makes this date unique, different from other repeated dates like 08.08.08? Here’s a hint: Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine… These are the lyrics to “Revolution 9” from The Beatles’ self-titled “White Album,” which if played backwards might sound like “turn me on dead man.” But there are at least…

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History of Labor Day

HISTORY OF LABOR DAY Labor Day is the day we celebrate the process our mothers went through in order to deliver us at birth. Sorry, wrong holiday. Labor Day is the day we celebrate the achievements of the American labor movement. While it is still disputed whether the holiday was first proposed by Peter J.…

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