Jewish Holiday Yom Kippur


Yom Kippur

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When is Yom Kippur? Starts at sunset on October 4, 2022; September 24, 2023; October 11, 2024; October 1, 2025; September 20, 2026; October 15, 2027; October 19, 2028; September 18, 2029; October 6, 2030

About Yom Kippur

“Yom Kippur” means “Day of Atonement”. Appropriately, people set aside this day to atone for sins they have committed. It is a day of prayer, fasting, and a time to attend the synagogue. Also, Jewish people will not work on this day. It is one of the most important days in the Jewish calendar. During Yom Kippur, people seek forgiveness from God and seek to give and receive forgiveness and reconciliation with others.

Yom Kippur always occurs ten days after Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Did you know? Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah are the only Jewish holidays that do not have roots in a historical religious event.

Today’s Chuckle: “Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.” – – Jerry Seinfeld

Important Note: Many Jewish holidays begin at sunset. Some internet websites record these holidays on the first full day, while other sites state the date when it begins at sunset.

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