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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora

326 - WORKING ON ROSH HASHANAH


Leviticus 23:25 --You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.”

The spiritual significance of the first ten days of the month of Tishri, beginning with the New Year sand ending with the Day of Atonement, is thus cogently expressed by Maimonides: “Although repentance and supplication are always good, they are particularly so and are immediately accepted during the ten days intervening between the New Year and the Day of Atonement… The whole house of Israel have the custom to increase their charities and other good deeds from the New Year to the Day of Atonement, and engage in religious duties at this period to a larger extent than during the rest of the year. So too, during these ten days, all rise up while it is still night, and pray in the synagogues till dawn, with fervent entreaties and supplications.”*

* Mishneh Torah, Mada, Hilchoth Teshubah II, 8; III, 9

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