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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Day of Atonement is today.

If you are fasting which I am today I hope you are having an easy fast. The Rabbinic calender makes it that Yom Kippur never falls out on a Friday, Sunday, or Tuesday. The problem with that is we are suppose to calculate the days of the holidays based on the new moon and sometimes based on the new moon the day of the holiday is on these days like this year where Year Kipper falls out on a Sunday.

Here is an article on the 1973 Yom Kipper war (I was born in 1973 the year Israel had a female PM and more men died on the first day of this war then any other war) and the real biblical day of Yom Kipper.

It is a good article although I am not a fan of Nehehiah Gordon which I have written why on this blog Nehemia Gordon
Link on the 1973 Yom Kipper war the the biblical day of Yom Kipper. Yom Kippur was 1973 and the biblical day of Yom Kipper

2 comments:

SouthernBelle Rivky said...

Does Mr. Adam know why rabbis didn't want Yom Kippur to fall on Friday, Sunday or Tuesday?

Some kabbalistic reasoning? Some rabbis' birthdays?

Why would it being on one of the 4 remaining days of weeks so important?

Analytical Adam said...

The reasoning I believe (not 100% but I think so) is that they did not want Yom Kippur before or after the Shabbath because it would be a bother to have to fast before or after Shabbos although ironically to make it come out on Shabbos was no problem for them. As to Tuesday this I think is related to certain other holidays coming up on certain days.

The problem is the Rabbis have no right to do this. The day of the holiday based on the new moon is the day of the holiday.