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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Yom Kippur means Day of Atonement. It is the most sacred and solemn day in the Jewish calendar.
Yom Kippur is a day to reflect on the past year and ask God's forgiveness for any sins. Jews do not work or go to school on this day.
Yom Kippur is nine days after Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the world.
What is the story of Yom Kippur?
When the Israelite's left Egypt, they went to Mount Sinai. Moses climbed to the top of the mountain and God gave him two tablets with the Ten Commandments on them.
The first commandment told people that they should not worship anyone other than God. However, when Moses went down the mountain, he found the Israelites worshiping a golden calf.
Moses was so angry that he threw the sacred tablets on the floor and they shattered. The Israelites then atoned for their wrongdoing. God forgave them and gave Moses a second set of tablets.
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