Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Yom Kippur

Impress your friends and family with these little-known facts about the Day of Atonement.


Yom Kippur Fasting: The Details

Who fasts and who shouldn't.

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Preparing for Yom Kippur

What to do in the days and hours before the Day of Atonement.

Yom Kippur 2017

When is the Day of Atonement?

Tips for Staying Healthy During the Yom Kippur Fast

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A Glossary of Yom Kippur Terms

Key Hebrew words and phrases for the Jewish Day of Atonement.

What is a Shofar?

Blowing the ram's horn on the High Holidays.

The High Holidays

A guide to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the days in between.

Why Fast?

Fasting is a physical discipline that translates into ethical behavior.

A Guide to Yom Kippur Prayers

The Day of Atonement contains more services than any other observance in Judaism.

Jonah & Yom Kippur

Why do we read the Book of Jonah during the Mincha service?

Neilah Service: Closing of the Gates

The concluding service of Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur Theology and Themes

The 10 Days of Repentance, are the window of opportunity for the human dynamic to influence the Divine decrees. On Yom Kippur we make our final plea to God.