Days of Awe 2020 Devotional

What are the Days of Awe?

Our worldwide CMJ communications team has created a Prayer Guide to help our friends and supporters be mindful of and to pray for the Jewish people during the Ten Days of Awe. These are the ten days between The Feast of Trumpets (in Hebrew, Yom Teruah) or Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement (in Hebrew, Yom Kippur). During these days, Jewish people are called to examine their lives, repent of sins of the year past and pray that their names will be written in God’s Book of Life.

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The Hebrew word zachor, remember, appears many times in the scriptures. The feasts like these High Holy Days during the autumn are designed by God to help us remember His call to repentance and revival in every season. We remember that each one plays to an audience of One who judges in righteousness and justice. These biblical feasts help us be mindful of our Jewish friends, neighbors and family members, remembering that “He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3: 9).

Our Prayer Guide begins on the evening of Friday, September 18 and will end on the evening of Monday, September 28. The link in the box will bring you to this beautifully designed guide. Writers from CMJ branches worldwide  – Israel, England, South Africa, Australia and the USA – contributed to the guide.

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