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Archive for September 2007

History of Yom Kippur

YOM KIPPUR The Jewish High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashana and continue until Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, 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 solemn occasion of the Jewish Festival cycle was the season for…

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History of Rosh Hashana

ROSH HASHANA Rosh HaShana designates the beginning of the Jewish new year. “Rosh” is Hebrew for “head” and Rosh HaShana refers to the head of the year on the 1st day of Tishri, the seventh month. Judaism has a solar/lunar calendar system, in which the lunar reckoning predominates. The first in the cycle of months…

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History of Patriot Day: 9-11-2001

HISTORY OF PATRIOT DAY With the following words and many others, President George W. Bush designated September 11 to be regarded as Patriot Day, or America Remembers: By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On this first observance of Patriot Day, we remember and honor those who perished in the terrorist…

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Concert Review: Doobie Brothers at Colorado State Fair

.!. DOOBIE BROTHERS AT COLORADO STATE FAIR The end of the Summer concert season was unusual — there’s something about catching a favorite music group at a State Fair. The Doobie Brothers, who I haven’t seen live since the mid 80’s, appeared here after two warm up groups. They took the stage with 5 people…

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