The final 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) are called the Days of Awe, and are days in which Jews engage in repentance, prayer and acts of charity. According to Jewish tradition, the righteous (tzaddikim) are written into the Book of Life, while the wicked (resha’im) are written into the Book of Death. Most, though, are not yet written in either, thus, are given the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to repent. Thus, there is significant introspection among Jews during these 10 days.
The great theme of Rosh Hashanah is repentance, and the overarching theme of the high holiday season is forgiveness. The first day of Rosh Hashanah begins a ten-day season of repentance, often called the Ten Days of Awe by the Jewish people. These ten days conclude with the observance of the Day of Atonement.
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