Yom Kippur

Understanding Viddui

Reciting this prayer of confession is among the core requirements of Yom Kippur.

Kol Nidrei: The Power of Words

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

V’chol Ma’amimim: Speaking Order into Chaos

From the depths of uncertainty, this High Holiday prayer invites us to call out the steadfast faith we wish we felt.

What to Wear on Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, there are many customs surrounding clothing.

Avodah Service

Recounting Yom Kippur traditions from the Temple period.

Bring Your Own Books

Seven things to read in shul on the High Holidays.

Do You Wear a Tallit on Rosh Hashanah?

We'll help you remember if it's customary to wear a prayer shawl on the High Holidays.

Join My Jewish Learning Live Online for the High Holiday Season

Join My Jewish Learning for a meaningful and engaging online experience on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and throughout the holiday season.

Is Yom Kippur in the Bible?

Many Jewish holidays are mentioned in the Bible, but not all.

Why Fast on Yom Kippur?

Fasting is a physical discipline that translates into ethical behavior.

Eileh Ezkarah for Pittsburgh

A prayer for the eleven Jews massacred on October 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life synagogue.

When Sandy Koufax Refused to Play on Yom Kippur

Koufax’s refusal to play on the Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, became a major point of pride for American Jews, who saw that it was possible to live in two cultures at once.