When I waltzed into Rosh Hashanah services – fully vaccinated and masked up, as you should be too – I felt something I didn't expect. Like I was home.
The High Holy Day of Yom Kippur dates back to Biblical times, and it is still honored today as the holiest day of the year in Judaism. The first Yom Kippur was held at Mount Sinai, where the Israelites fled after their exodus from Egypt. Jewish tradition states that at Mount Sinai, G-d* gave the Hebrew prophet Moses the Ten Commandments, two sacred tablets.
Known as the High Holidays, the time of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur has arrived and many have been preparing for the moment to partake in live communal services and sweet feasts once again. These days may have looked a little different last year for local Jewish residents who observe...
What Is the Best Thing to Say to Someone for Yom Kippur? The Main Purpose of Yom Kippur and Why It's Important
Yom Kippur is one of the holiest days of the Jewish year, but those who don’t participate in the Jewish faith know pretty little about it: It isn’t as bright and festive as Hanukkah, nor is it as publicized as Passover. What is the main purpose of Yom Kippur, why is it important and what is the best thing to say to someone for Yom Kippur, or what is the proper Yom Kipuur greetings? Learn the ins and outs of the Day of Atonement here and never have an awkward “Happy Yom Kippur!” moment again.
Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, will be celebrated from sundown on September 6, 2021, through sundown on September 8, 2021. The two-day observance, which starts on the first day of Tishrei — the seventh month on the Jewish calendar — commemorates the creation of the world. It also marks...
Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday that is also known as the Day of Atonement. It is the most important Jewish holiday of the year and is observed by Jewish congregations around the world from the most orthodox to the most progressive. On Yom Kippur faithful Jews present themselves to the Lord in fasting, prayer, scripture reading, and most of all repentance. But many Christians have no idea what Yom Kippur is or where it is from in the Bible. The following excepts from our UrbanFaith Magazine lessons help to provide some clarity about Yom Kippur’s Biblical foundation.
Yom Kippur this year is celebrated on September 16. Unless you’re of the Jewish faith, that may just be a date on your calendar, and you might not know what it is. Or else, you might presume it has something to do with the Yom Kippur War of 1973. This is when Egypt and Syria invaded Israel to regain territory they lost during the Six Day War in June 1967 with Israel. It doesn’t. It was called the Yom Kippur War only because the invasion was launched on this Jewish holiday.
There is nothing more quintessential to a Jewish celebration than food. It is a religion and culture with eating and drinking baked in — there are even specific prayers, recited weekly on Shabbat, individually for wine and bread. So it would have to be the most solemn of holidays to...
Here are some of the stories we're following today:. U.N.'s warning: The United Nations' human rights chief is calling for a moratorium on artificial intelligence systems because of their potential impact on human rights. Yom Kippur: The "Day of Atonement" is underway. Here's how the Jewish holiday is being observed.
This week, Jewish people around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. This period in time also marks the holy day of Yom Kippur, which involves a 25-hour fast. While there’s nothing fun about fasting, it is customary to break the fast with a meal, and those...
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Jewish people the world over will be celebrating Yom Kippur from the night of Sept. 15 to 16. Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort from the Chabad at La Costa joined KUSI’s Jason Austell on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the “Day of Atonement,” which is Yom Kippur’s meaning in Hebrew.