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Jewish Rituals and Symbols

Jewish Rituals and Symbols

I plan to attend Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services this year for the first time. Will I be expected to donate money during the service, like in a church service? If so, what’s the ‘right” amount?

You will not be expected to give money during the Rosh HaShanah or Yom Kippur services. In fact, it is customary to not exchange money on Shabbat or major Jewish holidays.

Are we supposed to touch the mezuzah when we enter the room? What can we do for those who can’t reach the mezuzah?

Answer By: 
Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler

What happens if you cannot “encounter” the mezuzah because it is way above your head, out of your natural sight-line and out of reach? How do we enable a person who uses a wheelchair to show their reverence and gratitude by kissing the mezuzah and show their feelings like Jacob?


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