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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is a Jewish holiday dedicated to coming together in community to reflect, ask forgiveness for wrongdoings committed during the past year, and resolve to do better going forward.

Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur

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Oct 11, 2024, 12:00 AM

All Day

About the event

Because Jewish holidays are celebrated according to the lunar calendar, the date of Yom Kippur may fall in a range from September 14 to October 14 each year, always 10 days following the Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah. This full 10-day period is known as the Jewish High Holy Days.

A core element of the Jewish religion is that there is a single God who created the universe, with whom every Jew can have an individual and personal relationship. According to Jewish tradition, God determines each person’s fate for the coming year on Rosh Hashanah and seals it in the Book of Life 10 days later on Yom Kippur. During those 10 days, one’s future hangs in the balance and an individual can turn it toward the positive by making amends and doing good acts. As a result, on Yom Kippur, Jews are called upon to disconnect themselves as much as possible from the everyday activities of life in order to focus their hearts and minds on their personal connection to God. Click HERE to view the resources developed by The Diversity Movement.

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