While the synagogue observance of Yom Kippur may seem like a stable, solid, trans-historical whole, it is none of those things.
Teshuvah is not a confrontation with some frightening otherness, but with ourselves.
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Spiritual preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can make the holidays that much more meaningful.
Purim and Yom Kippur appear to be complete opposites but the ancient rabbis say they are really two sides of the same coin.
In 2022, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and ends at sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Jewish texts portray Yom Kippur as a serious day of repentance and reflection — but not one of sadness.
High Holidays During Coronavirus
Register for the morning service and classes, and browse through the full schedule of events for Yom Kippur with My Jewish Learning.
Days of Awe Sermon Slam
Watch a High Holidays sermon from the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater, FL.
Reciting this prayer of confession is among the core requirements of Yom Kippur.