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The Jewish New Year, . . . like all New Year celebrations, projects and tries to satisfy the human need for periodic regeneration. That's why the New Year is followed by a day of atonement, Yom Kippur, a day on which we purify ourselves of sin, cast out the accumulated imperfections of the past so as morally to make ourselves as new, as pure, as the coming year itself.

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This quote is linked to the event -€“ Rosh Hashanah

Source Notes: The Last Happy Occasion ("In Awkward Reverence") (1996).

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