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Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
As a Noahide, here are some guidelines for the Jewish Biblical festivals:

1) In general, do not specifically intend to be observing any of the Jewish restrictions on activities during the festivals. You can continue your normal types of activities that would be forbidden for Jews (using electricity, driving, writing, etc.)

2) Do not say a benediction of sanctifying the festival day (i.e. saying "kiddush" at a meal).

3) Do not actively perform any of the special Jewish festival commandments with the intention that you are observing a Divine commandment (e.g. blowing a ram's horn on Rosh HaShanah, fasting on Yom Kippur).

4) In the synagogue, do not get called up to the Torah scroll during the public reading.

5) A Gentile can't be counted in the minimum of 10 Jewish men who are needed for a communal prayer-service quorum (a minyan).

6) You can follow along in the Orthodox Jewish prayer book during the services, but don't recite those parts that apply exclusively to Jews. Gentiles may bow down to the floor in prayer while the the congregation does so during the Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services.

7) Don't forget to turn off your cell phone or pager during the synagogue prayer services.

8) If attending a synagogue service, a Gentile women should dress modestly. And for respect of the congregation, a man should wear a hat or a yarmulke (Jewish skull cap).

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RE: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur - by bdschuh - 08-27-2007, 05:39 AM
RE: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur - by Director Michael - 09-28-2011, 10:57 AM
Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur - by zoidberg - 07-26-2007, 12:55 AM

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