Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur FAQ: All About the Day of Atonement

Your Yom Kippur questions answered.

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 Fasting: The Details

Who fasts and who shouldn't.

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.

What is a Shofar?

Blowing the ram's horn on the High Holidays.

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.

A Guide to Yom Kippur Prayers

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

Is It OK To Drink Water on Yom Kippur?

The fast prohibits water, but health takes precedence.

Where to Stream High Holiday Services

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