This year, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Friday, October 3 and lasts through Saturday, October 4. For adults, fasting is the central experience of Yom Kippur. This makes it pretty easy to feel the affliction that the Torah mandates. But how do we include kids, who aren't fasting, in the seriousness of the day?Read more
Everything you need to know about the Day of Atonement.
Services on Yom Kippur are lengthy and complex.
Key words and phrases for Yom Kippur.
A modern interpretation of sin and repentance.
A Yom Kippur quiz.
Fasting & Food
Who fasts and who shouldn't.
You are what you don't eat.
Fasting is a physical discipline that translates into ethical behavior.
A recipe for breaking the fast.
A twist on the classic shmear for your post-fast bagel.
The evening service of Yom Kippur is named after this declaration.
Why we read it on Yom Kippur.
The concluding service of Yom Kippur.
Or, how to survive High Holiday services.
This book provides historical background and interpretation of the ideas, practices, and liturgy of Yom Kippur.
Repentance & Change
How repentance and confession are related.
The High Holidays provide a special opportunity to improve our ways.
How do you confess to a sin without believing in sin?
This classic volume by S.Y. Agnon features meditations and texts to deepen the spiritual experience of Yom Kippur.
God is present after we sin.