Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 2018

Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and ends at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.

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.

What is a Shofar?

Blowing the ram's horn on the High Holidays.

The Art of Teshuvah

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

The High Holidays

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

A Guide to Yom Kippur Prayers

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

How to Get Your High Holidays Questions Answered

You have questions about the High Holidays, My Jewish Learning has answers.

A Laotian Recipe To Fortify Us for the Yom Kippur Fast

For this Laotian Jew, a rice recipe from his Buddhist childhood sustains him through Yom Kippur.

Must-Know Yom Kippur Words and Phrases

Key vocabulary for the Jewish Day of Atonement.

Avodah Service

Recounting Yom Kippur traditions from the Temple period.

Bring Your Own Books

Seven things to read in shul on the High Holidays.

On Rosh Hashanah It Is Inscribed

Rosh Hashanah is called Yom Ha-Din, the day we stand in judgment before God.

How to Find a Mahzor (High Holiday Prayer Book)

Options for purchasing printed books and downloading free PDFs.

Yom Kippur In the Community

What to expect in synagogue on the Day of Atonement.