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Yom Kippur in the United States - Yom Kippur 2016 begins at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and lasts through Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday known as the Day of Atonement. Many people of Jewish faith in the United States spend the day fasting and praying. Its theme centers on atonement and repentance. Yom Kippur is on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei (or Tishri) in the Jewish calendar.

What Do People Do?
Many Jewish Americans believe that God seals their fate for the coming year on Yom Kippur. This holiday involves activities such as fasting and praying. It is believed that those who repent from their sins will be granted a happy New Year. Many Jewish people spend time in the synagogue at this time of the year.

The fasting lasts for 25 hours and begins on the evening before Yom Kippur. It ends after nightfall on Yom Kippur. Some restrictions can be lifted when a threat of health or life is involved. Many Jewish Americans perform the Havdalah ceremony at the evening services, and then break the fast. The holiday ends on a joyous note, and many Jewish people take part in a festive after-fast meal.

Jewish leaders give lectures at Jewish community centers on Yom Kippur. Some centers in states such as New York have interactive beginners’ services in Russian. Yom Kippur also includes a remembrance service, called Yizkor, during which people read the names of the dead, reflect on their lives and their legacies, honor them through memory. Some Jewish Americans may take the day off work or organize time off during this time of the year, to observe the belief that no work is permitted on Yom Kippur.

Public Life
Yom Kippur is not a federal public holiday in the United States. However, many Jewish businesses, organizations and schools may be closed on this holiday and the streets around synagogues may be busy.

It is an optional holiday for state government employees in Texas. A chief judge of any judicial circuit in Florida can designate Yom Kippur as a legal holiday for court employees within the state’s judicial circuit. Some states, such as North Carolina, try to accommodate a government employee's request to be away from work for certain religious holiday observances, such as Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur is often considered the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur’s origins lie in a ritual purification of the Temple in Jerusalem from any accidental ritual impurities that had occurred in the past year. The Kohen Gadol (high priest) entered the Holy of Holies at the center of the temple on Yom Kippur. It was important that he was spiritually and physically as pure as possible.

Many rituals were carried out to ensure that the Kohen Gadol was pure and that he did not carry any ritual impurities into the Holy of Holies. Yom Kippur became a more somber holiday after the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. The Torah calls the day Yom HaKippurim and Leviticus 23:27 decrees a strict prohibition of work and affliction of the soul upon the 10th day of the seventh month, known as Tishrei.

It is customary to wear white on Yom Kippur, which symbolizes purity and calls to mind the promise that one’s sins should be wiped away. Some people of Jewish faith also believe that humans are compared to angels on this day. It is customary to not wear gold jewelry as gold serves as a reminder of sins associated with the golden calf, a story passed down among the Jewish community.

Many Jewish men wear a kittel or sargenes and a tallit on Yom Kippur. A kittel is a simple white robe that is also used as a shroud and is worn by bridegrooms in some Jewish communities. A tallit (tallis, taleysm) is a prayer shawl with tzitzis strings tied through each of the four corners.

The shofar, an instrument used to blow sound, is pictured with a Jewish holy book.

Welcome to Paulhamus Litho Inc.

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    Welcome to Paulhamus Litho Inc

    Paulhamus Litho is a family-owned company located in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, serving the East Coast with quality printing at competitive prices.

    We share our expert knowledge about design and printing using quality materials, and emphasizing customer service to meet you requirements.

    Complete Printing Service / Full Color Printing. Browse thru our website to become acquainted with our capabilities. We look forward to hearing from you regarding your printing needs.

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    Capabilities / Services
    We would like to take this opportunity to let you know some of the new things happening here at Paulhamus Litho, Inc. With the advances in equipment and technology, it is not possible for someone in the printing business to stand idle. Likewise, it is a real challenge to keep up with all the innovations. We are well aware of the fact that our customers are the most important asset that we have and that our number one priority is to keep them happy. Quick service and a high quality product is essential.

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    History of Paulhamus Litho Inc.

    Robert C. Paulhamus founded Paulhamus Litho in 1957. It began as a one-man print shop in the basement of a hardware store in Montoursville, PA. He started out with a foot treadle letterpress, an old-model 11″x17″ litho press, a hand-cranked cutter, a foot-powered stapling machine, and three cabinets of used movable type.

    By 1959 the company was operating on a full time basis, gradually updating machinery and employing people skilled in many fields of the graphic arts.
    In 1961 a new building was erected at 1128 Broad Street. As the company grew two additions increased the size of the building to accommodate more equipment.

    In 1975 Paulhamus Litho, Inc. moved to its present location on Old Montoursville Road. Over the years, it has increased the number of employees from nine to 29 and is constantly adding to its design and printing capabilities to maintain its leadership for unbeatable quality and service.

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    Pre-Press / Press and Finish Operations

We look forward to working with you. Quality print since 1957.