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Re: Chag Sameach

Posted by Dave on Wed Oct 9 22:13:17 2019, in response to Chag Sameach, posted by cortelyounext on Wed Oct 9 14:03:41 2019.

The most common greeting for Yom Kippur is said in Hebrew: 'g’mar chatima tovah', which means 'a good final sealing' and frequently shortened to shortened to' g’mar tov.'

"Sealing" refers to the end of the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the belief that a person’s fate for the coming year is written by G-d on Rosh Hashanah and sealed, i.e., finalized, on Yom Kippur. So, for example, if G-d had decided to write your name in the Book of Death, which means in the new year you would die, true repentance during the Ten Days for your sins over the past year will "convince" G-d to reverse His decision and write your name in the Book of Life.


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