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September 30, 2017
Just thought you might like to know… Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר or יום הכיפורים), Also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Some Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days (or sometimes “the Days of Awe”). This year, Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Friday, September 29 and ends at sundown on Saturday, September 30.
Yom Kippur is a yom tov, which means that it has similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat. Some Jews choose to refrain from normal “work” on these days.