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Yom Kippur

Jewish War Heroes Will Be Mourned at Yom Kippur Service

Hebrews Throughout World to Observe "Atonement Day" by Prayer and Fasting; Troops Get Leaves

from the New York Tribune, October 3, 1919.

 At sunset this evening Jews throughout the world will observe the most solemn holiday of the Hebrew faith, Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. this holiday is observed by the suspension of all business, by presence in the synagogue at sundown today and all of tomorrow, and by abstention from all food and drink from sundown today to sundown tomorrow.

The Rev. Dr. Samuel Schulman, of Temple Beth-El, Fifth Avenue and Seventy-sixth Street, and yesterday that Yom Kippur signified a reconciliation and a spirit of love for fellow men.

-photograph of Dr. Stephen S. Wise from Wikipedia.

Dr. Schulman will preach tonight on "The Sin of America," calling attention to the danger of losing, by the spirit of lawlessness, race hatred and mob rule, which, he declared, is overrunning the country, the fine idealism which developed during the war.


Dr. Stephen S. Wise will preach tonight on "The Faith and Fate of Israel" at the services of the Free Synagogue, to be held in Carnegie Hall. The memorial services at the Free Synagogue, and also in most of the synagogues throughout the city, will pay special attention to those who died in the American army in the service of their country. Each synagogue will hold special memorial services for the soldier dead of its congregation.


The Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America will give a free dinner to all who apply tonight at the headquarters of the society, 229 East Broadway. Another meal will be furnished free of charge to those observing the holiday Saturday night. The society has also sent word to all its branches from Ellis Island to Seattle to hold services and supply food. A branch in Yokohama  has received word by cable to hold services for some immigrants stranded there.

The Daughters of Jacob will hold services for two hundred inmates of its home. Those women are all more than seventy years old, the ages varying from seventy to one hundred and seven.

The Jewish Welfare Board has made arrangements for special Yom Kippur services in all the army camps. It has also sent to all synagogues a copy of a special prayer which will be said as part of the memorial service for those who died in France.

Many soldiers and sailors will be given leaves to attend services in the synagogues with their families.   next ►►


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