Guide To The High Holidays For Interfaith Families: Yom Kippur--The Day of Atonement
Hebrew for "Head of the Year," the Jewish New Year. With Yom Kippur, known as the High Holy Days.
Hebrew for "Day of Atonement," the final of ten Days of Awe that begin with Rosh Hashanah. Occurs during the fall and is marked by a 24-hour fast. One of the most important Jewish holidays.
Ten days after the Jewish New Year holiday of Rosh Hashanah comes the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. A day of collective confession, fasting and prayer, Yom Kippur is a serious holiday but not a sad one--an intense way to start the New Year.
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