Photo Friday: Yom Kippur

IDF soldier watches air cover over Golan Heights, Yom Kippur War, October 1973

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“This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves and not do any workwhether native-born or a foreigner among youbecause on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the LORD, you will be clean from all your sins.” (Leviticus 16:29-30)

In these Bible verses, God’s people are instructed on the observance of the holiest day of the year Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement to end the High Holy Days. This year, it will be observed starting Sunday at sundown.

In 1973, however, the people of Israel could not rest, however, as their enemies attacked on this holiest of days. The resulting Yom Kippur War lasted for most of October that year, in both the Golan Heights to the north and the Sinai to the south. Here, an IDF soldier watches air cover arrive in the Golan. Shabbat shalom, friends.

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