Beliefs The ‘Splainer: The Jewish High Holy Days By Kimberly Winston | September 24, 2014 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs (RNS2-OCT05) Observant Jews do not wear leather to Yom Kippur services, prompting some to don Crocs, sandals or synthetic fibers. For use with RNS-JEWS-SHOES, transmitted Oct. 5, 2011. RNS photo courtesy Jeff Rutzky/Ian's Shoelace Site. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) Everything you need to know for the Jewish High Holy Days, from shofar to tashlich to Kol Nidre.