The calendar is “Gregorian based,” but also reflects Biblical days. Biblical days start at night, so the ‘khodesh’ (renewed crescent of the moon) begins in the evening (Erev) of the Gregorian day on which it is posted. “High Days” are listed on the day they start [at night, because there is most always an in-home blessing to set apart that ‘day’], AND the event of the ‘assembly’ on the day and at the time the assembly actually occurs.
Aug 9, 2021 – Sep 17, 2021 All day
The 40 Days of Teshuvah (“Return”) begins on the evening of Aug 8th and continues up to and including Yom HaKippurim [The Day of Atonements]. It is a time to return to יהוה through repentance for our sins. Sin against יהוה may be atoned for through confession and a request for forgiveness. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness through the blood of יהוה Yeshua HaMashi’akh who has cleansed our sins. [Yokhanan Alef (1st John) Chapter 1; Ivrim (Hebrews) Chapter 1]
Sin committed against another person should ideally be confessed to the person whom we have wronged when we can to put the wrong right and to ask for forgiveness. [Matti 5:23-24] If you feel someone has sinned against you, you should try to go to them personally to attempt to reconcile [Matti 18:15]. The person wronged is under no obligation to grant forgiveness, however, failure to do so after repeated requests is regarded as a sin in itself. Once one has confessed and requested forgiveness from יהוה we need to make a commitment to not repeat the confessed sin.