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Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays
Yom Kippur is the tenth and final day of the Ten Days of Repentance which begins with Rosh Hashanah.
inscribes each person's fate for the coming year into a "book" on Rosh
Hashanah and waits until Yom Kippur to "seal" the verdict. During the Ten
Days of Repentance, a Jew tries to amend his behavior and seek forgiveness
for wrongs done against God (bein adam leMakom) and against his
fellow man (bein adam lechavero). The evening and day of Yom Kippur
are set aside for public and private petitions and confessions of guilt
(Vidui). At the end of Yom Kippur, one considers himself absolved by God.
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