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Let’s Celebrate! It’s Yom Kippur!

The Mishna calls Yom Kippur one of the most joyous days of the year. The Zohar likens it to the festival of Purim -- literally, ki'purim, like Purim.

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In the waning hours of Yom Kippur, the last rays of sun cast long shadows through the stained-glass windows. It is time for "Ne'ila," the final prayer in a day filled with prayer, when the gates on high, opened especially wide for this day, begin their final closing.

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