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

Yom Kippur 2020

Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Sunday, September 27 and ends at sundown on Monday, September 28, 2020.

Where to Stream Yom Kippur Services for Free

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

High Holiday Zoom Services: How to Get the Most out of Them

Try these seven tips to make the holiday sacred and special, even if you're not going to synagogue in person.

Candle-Lighting Blessings for Yom Kippur

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

Must-Know Yom Kippur Words and Phrases

Key vocabulary for the Jewish Day of Atonement.

What Is a Shofar?

Blowing the ram's horn on the High Holidays.

Mayim Bialik Explains Yom Kippur

Confused about Yom Kippur? Mayim Bialik breaks it down.

What is Elul?

The month prior to the Jewish new year is a time of introspection and personal stock-taking.

What Happens at a Yom Kippur Break Fast?

Transitioning out of the Day of Atonement — and back to food.

The Benefits of Fasting on Yom Kippur

Don't believe in God? Reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you might want to fast anyway.

The Art of Teshuvah

The Jewish practice of repentance involves not merely turning away from sin, but turning toward the dark parts of ourselves.

Text of Avinu Malkeinu

This series of petitions addressed to "Our Father, Our King," is recited on Yom Kippur and other fast days.

Yom Kippur In the Community

What to expect in synagogue on the Day of Atonement.