YOM KIPPUR

Yom Kippur (/ˌjɒm kɪˈpʊər, ˌjɔːm ˈkɪpər, ˌjoʊm-/;[1] Hebrew: יוֹם כִּיפּוּר‎, IPA: [ˈjom kiˈpuʁ], or Hebrew: יום הכיפורים‎, romanized: Yom HaKippurim), also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentanceJews traditionally observe this holy day with a day-long fast and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.

GUIDE

ABC'S OF YOM KIPPUR

A handy checklist of everything you need to know for Yom Kippur.

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ALL ABOUT YOM KIPPUR

Visual guide to everything you need to know about Yom Kippur

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GET INSPIRED

JONAH AND THE WHALE

Jonah is read on Yom Kippur, teaching us about our spiritual voyage.

EXPLORING THE AL-CHET PRAYER

The Yom Kippur service features a long list of 44 mistakes. What does it all mean?

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PEOPLE CAN CHANGE

How to access the transformational power of Yom Kippur

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5 TRUE STORIES FOR YOM KIPPUR

From a Soviet labor camp to an ISIS prison, inspiring stories of people who clung to observing Yom Kippur, despite the odds.

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THE FORGOTTEN SUPPER

The biggest activity we do on Yom Kippur is not repenting; it is apologizing.

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WHO WILL LIVE, WHO WILL DIE

A contemporary explanation to the High Holiday’s most moving prayer.

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FAMILY FUN

JUMPIN' JERSUALEM | YOM KIPPUR VIDEO FOR KIDS

Kids, come learn about the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur.

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THE MAGIC BUS: YOM KIPPUR FAMILY PARSHA

Find out how two friends experience the joy of forgiveness.

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YOM KIPPUR FAMILY GUIDE

A Guide to enjoy Yom Kippur with your family.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOM KIPPUR?