Hindus greet Jews on Yom Kippur
HINDUS HAVE sent early greetings to Jewish communities world over for the holy day of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), the most important day in the Jewish liturgical year, which will be observed on September 17 and 18 this year.
Yom Kippur is also known as Day of Atonement and is the holiest day of the year for Jews. This day is traditionally observed by Jews by observing a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer. Most of the time is usually spent in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days.
Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada, United States of America, expressed warmest greetings on the upcoming Yom Kippur, wishing peace and reflection to all the Jews.
Rajan Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, he added.
Judaism is a monotheistic religion of world’s about 14 million Jews whose most sacred text is Torah. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.