Yom Kippur 2015
Everything you need to know about Yom Kippur 2015.
When is Yom Kippur?
2015 begins at sunset on Tuesday, September 22 and lasts through Wednesday, September 23..
What is Yom Kippur?
Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of communal and personal atonenement
for sins committed during the past year.
What are some of the customs on Yom Kippur?
Fasting is one of the central components of the Yom Kippur holiday.
Jewish adults are commanded to fast, but there are exceptions for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and those who are ill.
to see who is traditionally commanded to fast.
What are the services on Yom Kippur?
is the other central component of the holiday.
The Kol Nidrei
service kicks off the holiday, and Neila
comes at the very end, bookending the holy day with solemn prayer. In between we read the book of Jonah
, and perform the special Avodah
service, which involves continually and frequently prostrating oneself on the ground.
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