Dying Light - The Sun Sets on Erev Yom Kippur

by Bernard J Polster October. 26, 2019 125 views

Erev Yom Kippur - The evening of the start of the Day of Atonement.

Yom Kippur is considered to be one of, if not, the Holiest day of the year for Jewish People all over the world.

On this day (the Jewish calendar is based on Lunar cycles, so the day actually starts at sunset), observant Jewish people spend their next 25 hours fasting and praying to God for forgiveness and for blessings, for themselves, for their families and friends, for the country that they call home, for Israel, and they pray for peace and prosperity for all of the people of Gods world.

At the end of this day, it is believed that what God had written into the book, during the previous week, at the end of Yom Kippur, God will then close and "Seal the Book of Life" for another year. Jews pray that, with Gods good grace, all shall be written well and sealed into the Book of Life. Yom Kippur is a very solemn day.

As the sun set marking the start of the Eve of Yom Kippur, I was fortunate enough to see God's Beauty and Grace in the setting sun.

I said a small prayer for a good, peaceful, prosperous and purposeful new year for us, all.

Photo's taken with my iPhone 7.

Sun Setting on Erev Yom Kippur.

Sun Setting on Erev Yom Kippur.

Sun Setting on Erev Yom Kippur (Crop).

Sun Setting on Erev Yom Kippur (Crop).

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