Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 2019

Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday, October 8 and ends at sundown on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

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.

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.

Why Fast on Yom Kippur?

Fasting is a physical discipline that translates into ethical behavior.

Kol Nidrei: The Power of Words

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

Is It OK To Drink Water on Yom Kippur?

Water is traditionally prohibited on the fast day, but health concerns take precedence.

Where to Stream High Holiday Services

How to watch Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer services online.

7 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Yom Kippur Fast

Yom Kippur not only requires emotional preparation, but physical as well.

10 Questions Jill Soloway of “Transparent” Answers on the High Holidays

For the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the 10Q project offers a question a day to promote reflection.