Yom Kippur Message
October 3, 2022
Yom Kippur (/ˌjɒm kɪˈpʊər, ˌjɔːm ˈkɪpər, ˌjoʊm-/; Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר, Yōm Kīppūr, [ˈjom kiˈpuʁ], lit. ’Day of Atonement’) is the holiest day in Judaism and Samaritanism. It occurs annually on the 10th of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. Primarily centred on atonement and repentance, the day’s observances consist of full fasting and ascetic behaviour accompanied by intensive prayer as well as sin confessions (traditionally inside of a synagogue). Alongside the related holiday of Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur is one of the two components of the "High Holy Days" of Judaism.