Definition of Days of Awe in US English:

Days of Awe

plural noun

  • another term for High Holidays
    • ‘Today I shall…… concentrate on how I can continue the self-improvement of the Days of Awe and the joy of the festive days throughout the entire year.’
    • ‘The ten days between the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur are the Days of Awe, during which we are supposed to repent our myriad sins from the past year.’
    • ‘The ten days following Rosh Hashana are known as the Days of Awe, a period of reflection and penitence.’
    • ‘Let us start the Days of Awe with real, meaningful hope... hope for a real future together... a peaceful future and one with justice.’
    • ‘A significant aspect of the Days of Awe that lead up to the holiday is asking for forgiveness from those you have wronged over the past year.’
    • ‘At the very core of what the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, are all about is the notion of teshuvah, which translates more or less to ‘repentance.’’
    • ‘The deep humility of the poem lends a gravity and a seriousness of purpose to the whole proceeding, in keeping with the theme of the Days of Awe.’
    • ‘I only saw the logic of unintentional transgressions when a rabbi pointed out to me that during these Days of Awe, Jews do not just repent for their own sins.’
    • ‘And then, as in our prayer during our Days of Awe, humanity ‘will become one band’ of nations who ‘will do the will of God with a whole heart.’’