NE\'ILA, (lit. locking) the concluding service, is a special Jewish
prayer service that is held only on
Yom Kippur . It is the time when
final prayers of repentance are recited at the closing of Yom Kippur.
Ne'ila consists of
Ashrei , Uva L'Tzion (both of which are postponed
Mincha when they are normally recited),
an abbreviated Vidui , and
Avinu Malkeinu . In Sephardic practice, it
begins with the hymn
El Nora Alila . Neilah marks the fifth
the Day of Atonement, the only such occasion in the Hebrew calendar in
which there are so many services. The shofar is blown and the song
L\'Shana Haba\'ah is sung at the end of Ne'ila. During the leader's
repetition of the
Ne'ila Amidah, the ark (Aron Kodesh or Hechal)
remains open, and it is traditional to stand throughout the service.
Rosh Hashanah greetings
Rosh Hashanah seder
TEN DAYS OF REPENTANCE
Fast of Gedalia
* Shabbat Shuvah
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