Jewish Day of Atonement
By the Grace of God
With animal sacrifices a thing of the past, how do modern Jews achieve atonement?
What Time Do Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Start and End This Year?
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Yom Kippur 2022
In 2022, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and ends at sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Why Yom Kippur Is a Joyous Holiday
Jewish texts portray Yom Kippur as a serious day of repentance and reflection — but not one of sadness.
Judaism and Repentance
Jewish thinking tries to strike a balance between responsibility and forgiveness.
Ancient Yom Kippur Observances
How the Day of Atonement was marked before the destruction of the Second Temple.
Yom Kippur: Rabbinic Development
After the destruction of the second Temple, the focus of the holiday changes.