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High Holidays

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Definition the ten-day period in Judaism which begins with Rosh Hashanah, is followed by the ten days of repentance, and ends with Yom Kippur (the day of repentance)
  • I especially hate to be away from family during the High Holidays.
  • I won't have anyone ruining the High Holidays, not under my roof.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • His eyes were closed—he always prayed from memory, except during a Festival or a High Holiday Service—and he was swaying slightly back and forth, his lips murmuring the words.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Even though Natalie's family was Jewish and attended Temple B'nai Israel on the High Holidays, same as Miri's family, they had a big, beautiful tree in their living room, which they called a Hanukkah bush.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • And while Mrs. Anticol stayed pious, it was his idea of grand apostasy to drive to the reform synagogue on the high holidays and park his pink-eye nag among the luxurious, whirl-wired touring cars of the rich Jews who bared their heads inside as if they were attending a theater, a kind of abjectness in them that gave him grim entertainment to the end of his life.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • She prayed to a god she didn't know, not the god from the High Holidays, but some other god, who wouldn't be too busy to listen.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • It's a High Holiday.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • The High Holidays.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • It took a minute for her eyes to adjust, for her to see Natalie crouched on the floor in the corner, rocking back and forth, mumbling to herself, like an old man davening on the High Holidays.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • She felt the same when she listened to the choir at Temple B'nai Israel but that was just on the High Holidays, the only time her family attended services, except for seventh grade, when the boys in her class had been bar mitzvahed and every week there was another celebration.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • "It's the most sacred night of the year, and the most dangerous—the most important of the four High Holidays.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • "Rule number three: Observe the high holidays—Saint Patrick's Day and the day of the Georgia-Florida football game.
    John Berendt  --  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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