#Yom Kippur 2021

Yom Kippur – 2021

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.

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.

Plan The Perfect Menu For Breaking The Yom Kippur Fast

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...
US News and World Report

German Police Detain 4 on Yom Kippur After Synagogue Threat

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials said Thursday they had detained four people, one of them a 16-year-old, in connection with a suspected plan to attack a synagogue in the western city of Hagen. The detentions took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, and two years after...
The media

Yom Kippur 2021 – September 15-16

Wed, Sep 15, 2021 6:30 PM - Thu, Sep 16, 2021 4:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7) Yom Kippur 5782: Renewing Our Lives in a Community of Love. Service Leaders: Jhos Singer | Julie Batz | Lior Tsarfaty | Kiki Lipsett (Erev YK) Musicians: Shira Kammen | Michaelle Goerlitz |...
Washington Square News

Observing Yom Kippur during COVID-19

Wednesday evening marked the start of Yom Kippur, one of the most sacred holidays in the Jewish religion. Widely translated as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is a period that follows Rosh Hashanah and serves as a time for reflection, often commemorated through prayer and fasting. Unlike the last...

Where to get Jewish food for the High Holidays in the East Bay

Rosh Hashana, the celebration of the Jewish new year, is approaching quickly. In 2021, the holiday begins at sunset on Monday Sept. 6, and ends at nightfall on Sept. 8. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 15, and ends that following evening.

Shuls, Zooms and nightclubs: Where to do High Holiday services in New York City in 2021

(This guide is in formation. If you have a synagogue or service to add, please email information to (New York Jewish Week via JTA) — No one expected a guide to virtual High Holiday services to become an annual thing. Last year, synagogues and other institutions had little choice but to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur remotely, in small “backyard” (or outdoor) minyans or under strict occupancy guidelines.

Asking forgiveness year after year — it’s what we do

When I worked at the Oakland Tribune, a copy editor with a drinking problem had been harassing me. Under his breath, Bill (not his real name) would utter, “Janet … Janet” in a creepy voice. He would try to distract me from my writing. Once, he disconnected my answering machine because I hadn’t silenced it, causing me to lose an important message. When I became angry, he turned bitter and we stopped speaking.
New York Post

How NYC synagogues are handling 2021 High Holidays amid Delta variant

Jews will cautiously come together to celebrate Rosh Hashana next month with mask mandates, coronavirus testing and vaccination requirements in place. The Jewish New Year celebration — which starts the night of Sept. 6 — begins the High Holy Days and is typically the most crowded service of the year at synagogues. The coronavirus pandemic forced many synagogues last year to switch to online-only observances.