Please help .. What is it actually meant by 'High Holidays' here in this context?
One of nine children, Hela grew up in the Polish capital of Warsaw. Her father was an art and antique furniture dealer and had a store on Marszalkowska Street. Every year, from the beginning of the summer break until the Jewish High Holidays in the fall, the Los family vacationed in the town of Miedzeszyn, located a short train ride's distance from Warsaw.
- Warren GLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
the Jewish High holidays refers to Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur
Rosh Hashanna is the Jewish New year, based off of the Jewish calendar.
Yom Kippur is the day of atonement where we ask god to forgive us of all our sins and to inscribe us into the book of life.
Both holidays occur in the fall
Many Jews who do not attend services reguarly, will attend services on these days as it is considered to be sacred holidays
it is believed that each year on Rosh Hashanna god writes everyone's names in one of two books, the book of life or the book of death. if you are in the book of life, you will live another year, if you are in the book of death, you will die before the year is over. Upon sundown of Yom Kippur, the books are sealed. We go to temple and ask god to forgive us of our sins and ask him to place us into the book of life.Source(s): raised Jewish, no longer practice religion
- RPLv 74 years ago
It means Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur