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Yom Kippur also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in ...


the Day of Atonement, falls nine days after Rosh Hashanah and concludes the Ten Days of Awe (Yamim Nora'im). Yom Kippur is a solemn day of prayer and fasting, on which Jews pray for spiritual purification from past transgressions. The liturgy for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah is found in the Mahzor, the High Holiday ...


The Viddui, which means “confession,” is a prayer recited just before Yom Kippur, and repeated many times throughout the holiday. During the Viddui, worshipers gently beat themselves on the chest for each transgression listed. This action serves as a symbolic punishment for our hearts, which are ultimately responsible for ...


On Yom Kippur, we share a holiday meal called seudat mafseket, the concluding meal before the fast begins. We begin the meal with haMotzi, the blessing over the challah.


"G‑d, I am sorry," Yussie began. "I want to go inside to pray, but I haven't eaten anything for a day and a half, and I am afraid I will pass out and embarrass myself . So, please, G‑d, would you mind hearing Yussie's forgiveness prayer out here?"


The Kol Nidre is followed by a few brief verses and prayers and culminates with the Shehecheyanu blessing, in which we thank G‑d for “granting us life, sustaining us, and allowing us to reach this occasion.” This blessing is recited in honor of every holiday, but usually following the night's kiddush. On Yom Kippur, because ...


A brief primer leading you through the various Yom Kippur prayers and prayer services.


The day is dedicated entirely to prayer. 1. The afternoon service on the eve of Yom Kippur sets the tone for the prayers of Yom Kippur, in that the confession is said at the end of the (silent) amidah. 2. There are five services on Yom Kippur itself: (a) Kol Nidrei and Ma'ariv (b) Shacharit (c) Mussaf (d) Minchah (e) Ne'ilah. 3.


CBN.com -- The Prayers of Yom Kippur. Kol Nidre. On the eve of Yom Kippur while there is still daylight, Jews congregate all across the globe wearing white. They don their tallitot (prayer shawls) and Kol Nidre is chanted with a sense of emotional anticipation and a centuries-old feverishly moving melody. Dating back until ...