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Yom Kippur

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What is Yom Kippur? The Jewish High Holiday

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How to Fast on Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement

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YOM KIPPUR PRAYER

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"Kol Nidrei" - Cantor Mo Glazman (Yom Kippur 5776/2015)

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.
  • Etymology 

  • Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 

  • Prayer service 

  • Observance 

  • In the Torah 

  • Mishnaic and Talmudic literature 

  • Observance in Israel 

  • Observance by athletes 

  • Recognition by the United Nations 

  • Modern scholarship