Our prayers are almost always a mixture of both keva (oft-recited text) and kavanah (deeper layers of meaning).
This week’s parashah contains God’s instructions to Moshe concerning Aaron’s entrance into the Holy of Holies to achieve atonement.
The dangers of inappropriate speech are connected to the parashah, Metzora, the person stricken with leprosy.
Following the Yom Kippur meal, candles are lit in a similar fashion to those lit on Rosh Hashanah. A Yizkor candle is also lit.
Yom Kippur begins with the dramatic Kol Nidrei service, intended to annul vows made between yourself and God.
Teshuvah in the 10 days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are sacred days, but what about the days before and beyond those?