Jewish texts portray Yom Kippur as a serious day of repentance and reflection — but not one of sadness.
Rosh Hashanah is a time for eating! Jews fast on Yom Kippur, and some other holidays as well.
This famous psalm is read on the eve of Tisha B'Av and sets the tone for an emotionally challenging holiday.
Transitioning out of the Day of Atonement — and back to food.
Rituals for entering the Day of Atonement.
Don't believe in God? Reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you might want to fast anyway.
The eve of Passover is the only fast day in the Jewish calendar that only applies to one segment of the Jewish community.
Impress your friends and family with these little-known facts about the Day of Atonement.
Yom Kippur not only requires emotional preparation, but physical as well.
Practices depend on individual temperament and social conditions of the time.