About Yom Kippur

What is Kol Nidrei?

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On the Eve of Yom Kippur, we eat a sustaining meal and light holiday candles with a special blessing. We […]

Why Do Jews Fast On Yom Kippur?

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In Judaism, a fast day or ta’anit is a day to refrain from all food and drink, including water. There […]


Traditional Break-the-Fast Foods

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The Yom Kippur fast is followed by a joyful meal with family and friends, and is traditionally composed of light, […]

How is Yom Kippur Celebrated? Part I

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Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. It is observed by fasting for 25 hours and spending […]


How is Yom Kippur Celebrated? Part II

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On Yom Kippur morning, we come to the synagogue for the first service, the Shakharit or morning prayer. It is […]

Is Yom Kippur a Happy or Sad Holiday?

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Yom Kippur is definitely not a sad day. We are sad and mournful on Tish’a b’Av, when we remember the […]


When is Yom Kippur?

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Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is observed on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. The Hebrew […]

How Do You Say Happy New Year in Hebrew?

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The Talmud tells us that our fate for the coming year is inscribed by G-d in the Book of Life […]