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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur (יום כיפור) is a holy Jewish day which is traditionally observed with a 25 hours of praying in the synagogue and fasting. It is a day for atonement and repentance.

The Yom Kippur is conducted on the 10th day of the Tishrei (תשרי) month on the Jewish calendar. The Jewish belief is that God inscribes the fate of each person for the coming year on “Rosh Hashana” (The Jewish New Year which is on the first day of Tishrei) and it is written into the “Book of Life” and seals it in this day. During the days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur (Which are called “HaYamim Hanoraim” – “Days of awe”) the Jewish people ask forgiveness for actions against gods and other human beings (Between a man and his friend). The Yom Kippur prayer has 5 services (Maariv מעריב, Shacharit שחרית, Musaf מוסף and Neila נעילה) which includes private and publics confessions prayers of sins.

 

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