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If a man says: I will sin and the Day of Atonement will atone for me, then that Day will not atone for him.

  - Yoma 8:9Topics: holidays sin and repentance
The Day of Atonement atones not for sins of man against man, until the sinner makes his peace with his victim.

  - Talmud, YomaTopics: holidays peace sin and repentance
Even if all other festivals vanish, not so the Day of Atonement.

  - SafraTopics: holidays sin and repentance
On the Day of Atonement the Israelites are as ministering angels.

  - Pirqe Derabbi EliezerTopics: holidays sin and repentance
Every Jew should think of himself as having come out of Egypt. [Passover/Pesach]

  - Talmud, PessachimTopics: holidays
Moses ordained that Jews be addressed each holiday on the subject of that holiday, and he said to Israel: if you do this, it will be as if you established God's sovereignty.

  - Midrash Abkir, Yalkut Shimoni #408Topics: holidays education
Thou hast loved us, taken pleasure in us, and exalted us above all tongues. Thou hast sanctified us by Thy commandments, brought us near to Thy service, and called us by Thy great and holy Name.

  - Prayer for FestivalsTopics: holidays Israel
The Holy One will turn the Ninth of Ab into joy...and will Himself build Jerusalem and gather therein the exiles of Israel.

  - Midrash Zuta, EikaTopics: Jerusalem holidays Israel
Every Jew must either give or take charity for Passover.

  - Shalom AleichemTopics: holidays charity
When you whitewash your home, leave a small patch bare to remind you of the Temple's destruction! [Tisha B'Av]

  - Talmud, Bava BatraTopics: holidays history Israel home and family
The Sabbath and holidays are the primary reason for Jewish endurance and glory.

  - Judah HaleviTopics: holidays Shabbat
The Sabbaths are for rest and the festivals for joy, not for fasting and weeping and crying.

  - MaimonidesTopics: holidays Shabbat
To eat and drink on a festival in the company of your family without providing for the poor and distressed, is not 'the joy of the commandment' but the joy of your stomach. It is a disgrace.

  - MaimonidesTopics: food and drink holidays charity Shabbat home and family sin and repentance
The river of life...flows from birth toward death. Day follows day with wearisome monotony. Only the holidays twine themselves together to form the circle of the year. Only through the holidays does life experience the eternity of the river that returns to its source. Then life becomes eternal.

  - Franz RosenzweigTopics: holidays death life
In Ne'ilah [the closing prayer] of Yom Kippur, what did he [the Cohen] say? 'And Hashem will bless you from Zion and you will see the good of Jerusalem all of the days of your life.'

  - Talmud, Sotah 40aTopics: Jerusalem holidays prayer
Jerusalem is like a city that people are friendly together; a city in which all [the people of] Israel are friends when the tribes ascend there for the pilgrimage.

  - Talmud Yerushalmi, Hagiga 3Topics: Jerusalem holidays
There were no days as glorious for the people of Israel as the fifteenth of Av [the Hebrew Month] and as Yom Kippur, when the daughters of Jerusalem would come outside with borrowed white garments and dance in the vineyards.

  - Talmud, Ta'anit 26bTopics: Jerusalem holidays
Abhor not an Egyptian, for you were a stranger in his land! [Passover/Pesach]

  - Deuteronomy (Devarim) 23:8Topics: holidays justice and law Torah/Bible/Tanach
For on this day atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you from all your sins; you shall be clean before the Lord. [Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur]

  - Leviticus (Vayikra) 16:30Topics: holidays sin and repentance Torah/Bible/Tanach
Who lodges a scholar in his home is as one offering first-fruits [Shavuot] in the Temple.

  - Leviticus (Vayikra) R.Topics: holidays hospitality education home and family
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