Tradition Plays A Key Role In Judaism’s Holiest Of Days

September 18, 2018

Rabbi Daniel Swartz and his wife, Rabbi Marjorie Berman, practice blowing a gemsbok shofar, left, and a kudu shofar for Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.

The holiday, which begins at sundown tonight, is observed with a 25-hour fast and a special religious service.

A single blast from the shofar at the end of the service signals the conclusion of the fast. JASON FARMER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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