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  Judaism 101: Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year.
Yom Kippur occurs on the 10th day of Tishri.
The name "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement," and that pretty much explains what the holiday is. It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to atone for the sins of the past year.
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 Yom Kippur by aJudaica
Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement is observed on the tenth day of Tishre (September-October) and represents a culmination of the Ten Days of Penitence which begins on Rosh Hashanah.
The laws concerning the observance of Yom Kippur are clearly outlined in the Jewish scriptures.
Specifically, five things are forbidden on Yom Kippur: eating and drinking, washing oneself for personal grooming, the wearing of leather shoes, anointing the body, and conjugal relations.
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  Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur, which in 2006 begins at sundown Oct. 1, and lasts until sundown Oct. 2, is one of the most serious Jewish holidays.
Yom Kippur is the culmination of a process that began a month earlier, during the Hebrew month of Elal.
A series of prayers is said during Yom Kippur.
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  Yom Kippur - MSN Encarta
Yom Kippur marks the culmination of the Ten Penitential Days, which begin with Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year.
Yom Kippur is a day of confession, repentance, and prayers for forgiveness of sins committed during the year against the laws and covenant of God.
Although Yom Kippur is solemn and is regarded as a day of judgment, it is not mournful in character because it offers an opportunity for forgiveness for sins against God.
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  Yom Kippur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of repentance, considered to be the holiest and most solemn day of the year.
Yom Kippur is considered the most holy of Jewish holidays and its observance is held even among the majority of secular Jews who may not strictly observe other holidays.
Yom Kippur comes to an end with a recitation of Shema Yisrael and the blowing of the shofar, which marks the conclusion of the fast.
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 Yom Kippur Cards, Yom Kippur Ecards, Yom Kippur Paper Greeting Cards   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of repentance, considered to be one of the holiest and most solemn days of the year.
Yom Kippur is considered one of the holiest of Jewish holidays, and its observance is held even among the majority of secular Jews who may not strictly observe other holidays.
Yom Kippur comes to an end with a recitation of ''Shema Yisrael'' and the blowing of the ''shofar'', which marks the conclusion of the fast.
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 Yom Kippur at AllExperts
Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of repentance, considered to be the holiest and most solemn day of the year.
Yom Kippur is considered the most holy of Jewish holidays and its observance is held even among the majority of secular Jews who may not strictly observe other holidays.
Yom Kippur comes to an end with a recitation of Shema Yisrael and the blowing of the shofar, which marks the conclusion of the fast.
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 Yom Kippur War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The obvious reason for choosing the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur for staging a surprise attack on Israel was that on this specific day (unlike any other holiday) the country comes to a complete standstill.
On Yom Kippur, not only observant, but most secular Jews fast, abstain from any use of fire, electricity, engines, communications, etc., and all road traffic comes to a standstill.
The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East by Abraham Rabinovich.
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 Yom Kippur / Torah 101 / Mechon Mamre
Yom Kippur is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year.  Many Jews who do not observe any other Jewish custom will refrain from work, fast and/or attend synagogue services on this day.  Yom Kippur occurs on the 10th day of Tishri.  The holiday is instituted at Leviticus 23,26 and following.
As noted in Days of Awe, Yom Kippur atones only for sins between man and God, not for sins against another person.  To atone for sins against another person, you must first seek reconciliation with that person, righting the wrongs you committed against them if possible.  That must all be done before Yom Kippur.
The evening service that begins Yom Kippur is commonly known as Kol Nidre, named for the prayer that begins the service.  "Kol nidre" means all vows, and in this prayer, we ask God to annul all vows we may have made in the past year and all vows we may make in the next year.
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 Yom Kippur Fact Sheet
Yom Kippur is one of the most widely observed holidays on the Jewish calendar.
Yom Kippur, the 10th of Tishrei, is the day that Moses came down from Sinai with the second set of the tablets of the Ten Commandments, to replace the original set that he broke upon witnessing the children of Israel worshipping the Golden Calf.
Yom Kippur is the only day where a tallit, the four cornered prayer shawl with fringes that symbolize the 613 commandments, is worn in the evening.
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 Yom Kippur - ReligionFacts
Yom Kippur is the occasion on which otherwise nonobservant Jews are most likely to attend synagogue, refrain from work, or fast.
The name of Yom Kippur means "Day of Atonement." It is believed to be the last chance to change God's judgment of one's deeds in the previous year and his decisions one's fate in the coming year.
On the eve of Yom Kippur, the Kol Nidre is recited.
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 yomkipper.html
On Yom Kippur, Jews fast and express their regret for bad deeds during the past year and their hope to perform good deeds in the coming year.
Yom Kippur, pronounced YOHM kih POOR, is the Jewish day of atonement and the most important and sacred Jewish holy day.
Yom Kippur, which fills one day, is on the 10.
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 Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yom Kippur ultimately is about two lessons, one of eternity and one of fidelity.
Yom Kippur seeks to make our own death real to us, so that we will, in the words of the tradition, "use each moment wisely." If we can believe--not intellectually, but in our guts and in our souls--that we will die, perhaps we have a chance to really live.
As the Sefat Emeth, a 19th-century Hasidic rabbi, teaches, Moses returned on Yom Kippur with the second set of tablets, the whole set to replace the one he shattered, to teach Israel that brokenness should be the prelude to wholeness.
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 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is unique in that the tallit (prayer shawl) is worn for all the prayer services of the day, from the evening before through Havdalah at the end of the day.
Yom Kippur is a time when we consider deeply the meaning of life and death, as we consider that that metaphorically God's judgment will be sealed in the next 24 hours.
Yom Kippur is a time for being especially sensitive to life and death concerns, including the lives of animals.
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 - MyJewishLearning.com: Yom Kippur Theology and Themes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These decrees are sealed on Yom Kippur and the intervening 8-day period, the Ten Days of Repentance, are the window of opportunity for the human dynamic to influence the Divine decrees.
Yom Kippur is mentioned in the Torah and described as a day upon which we are to "afflict our souls." This phrase has been interpreted by the rabbis to include prohibitions against eating, drinking, bathing, wearing leather shoes and sexual cohabitation.
Throughout the period of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the shofar is blown regularly.
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 Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yom Kippur, the Sabbath of Sabbaths, is observed the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, September or early October in the secular calendar.
Yom Kippur was so important that those who were not able to worship in Jerusalem spent the entire day in their local synagogues refraining from food and drink.
The mahtzor, (the special prayer-book used on Yom Kippur), and the temple services it recounts, has taken the place of the actual sacrifices and rituals whose origins date back to the Israelites in the desert and to the Jews of the first and second temple era.
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 Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur, the Sabbath of Sabbaths, is observed the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, September or early October in the secular calendar.
Yom Kippur was so important that those who were not able to worship in Jerusalem spent the entire day in their local synagogues refraining from food and drink.
Although the vidui is repeated throughout Yom Kippur, it was thought that if one should die later that day, perhaps over something eaten before the fast, one would have already recited the confessional and sought forgiveness.
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 Embracing Jewish Family Living - Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is the most solemn day of the year, a day of fasting and prayers.
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishrei.
Since Yom Kippur is the day to ask forgiveness for promises broken to G-d, the day before is reserved for asking forgiveness for broken promises between people.
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 Yom Kippur - Judaica Guide
According to the Jewish religion, Yom Kippur is the "dead-line" for changing one's ways and being forgiven for bad deeds.
Yom Kippur, which is observed on the 10th day of the the Hebrew month "Tishrei", is the most sacred of all Jewish holidays.
In practice one may say that Yom Kippur is a day of NOT doing things: It is forbidden to eat and drink, to wash, to use perfumes and lotions, to have intercourse, and to wear leather shoes.
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 URJ - Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is the "Day of Atonement" and refers to the annual Jewish observance of fasting, prayer and repentance.
The Yom Kippur fast also enables us to put aside our physical desires and to concentrate on our spiritual needs through prayer, repentance and self-improvement.
It is customary in the days before Yom Kippur for Jews to seek out friends and family whom they have wronged and personally ask for their forgiveness.
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 Torah Tots - The Site for Jewish Children - Holidays - Yom Kippur - yomkstr.htm
Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, falls on the eve of the tenth day of Tishrei.
It is customary to wear white on Yom Kippur, which symbolizes purity and calls to mind the promise that our sins shall be made as white as snow (Is. 1:18).
Another important addition to the Yom Kippur service is the poetic rendition of the Yom Kippur Avodah (service) during the Chazzan's repetition of the Mussaf Shemoneh Esrei.
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 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement
Yom Kippur, the most sacred and solemn day of the Jewish year, brings the Days of Repentance to a close.
On Yom Kippur, God makes the final decision on what the next year will be like for each person.
Another element in the liturgy for Yom Kippur is the confession of sins (vidui).
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/judaism/holydays/yomkippur.shtml   (426 words)

  
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The Bible does not make any definitive connection between Yom Kippur and any historic event, but one tradition holds that it was on the tenth of Tishri that Moses came down from Mount Sinai to find Aaron and the Israelites dancing and reveling and worshipping the golden calf.
Yom Kippur is considered the holiest of the Jewish holy days.
In the synagogue, the Yom Kippur service begins in the evening with special prayers called Kol Nidre, meaning "all my vows." This prayers asks for the annulment of all vows which the people were unable to keep, as a recognition of human frailty.
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 Yom Kippur   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yom Kippur, the Day of atonement, is the most sacred of the Jewish holidays.
It is regarded as the "Sabbath of Sabbaths." By Yom Kippur the 40 days of repentance, that begin with the first of Elul, have passed.
On Yom Kippur these 10 days of reprieve ends and the Book of Life is closed and sealed.
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 Zipple.com - The Jewish Supersite - Yom Kippur   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.
Yom Kippur culminates the period of repentance that began during the month of Elul and continued during Rosh Hashanah and throughout the ten days of repentance.
Yom Kippur is a major fast day, leading people to an angelic state, focusing solely on their spiritual side.
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 Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement
YOM KIPPUR is the holiest day of the Jewish year, and provides prophetic insight regarding the Second Coming of Mashiach, the restoration of national Israel, and the final judgment of the world.
The biblical name for the day of Atonement is Yom Kippurim, meaning “the day of covering, canceling, pardon, reconciling.” Yom Kippur was the only time when the High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies and call upon the Name of YHVH to offer blood sacrifice for the sins of the people.
The Greek word used in Romans 3:25, 1 John 2:2, and 1 John 4:10 (“hilasterion”) is the same word used in the LXX for the kapporet [cover of the ark of the covenant] in the Holy of Holies which was sprinkled with the blood of the sacrifice on Yom Kippur.
www.hebrew4christians.com /Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Yom_Kippur/yom_kippur.html   (2914 words)

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