Yom Kippur

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Why does the holiest day of the Jewish year begin with a dry legal formula renouncing vows?

Yom Kippur 2022

In 2022, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and ends at sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Where to Stream Yom Kippur Services for Free

Where to find a free online service for the Day of Atonement.

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Everything About Yom Kippur Is An Invention

While the synagogue observance of Yom Kippur may seem like a stable, solid, trans-historical whole, it is none of those things.

Female Personalities in the Babylonian Talmud

Ultimately, these women’s stories are used to supplement the narratives about the men around them.

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Summary

In this Torah portion, Moses recites a song to the Children of Israel that serves as testimony of their covenant with God. God tells Moses to head up Mount Nebo to find his final resting place.

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Parashat Ha’Azinu

Deuteronomy 32:1 - 32:52

II Samuel 22:1 - 22:51

Parashat Ha’azinu: Paradigm Shift

Moses' final dramatic message to the Israelites introduces some new names and characteristics of God.

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Confused about Yom Kippur? Mayim Bialik breaks it down.

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The Benefits of Fasting on Yom Kippur

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Must-Know Yom Kippur Words and Phrases

Key vocabulary for the Jewish Day of Atonement.

Candle-Lighting Blessings for Yom Kippur

Blessings for beginning Yom Kippur in Hebrew, English, and transliteration.