Yom Kippur

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When Celebrated

The holiday is observed on the tenth day of Hebrew month Tishri (September or October), or the seventh month. Below are the upcoming observances using the Gregorian calendar...

  • 2014: October 3rd-4th
  • 2015: September 22nd-23rd
  • 2016: October 11th-12th
  • 2017: September 29th-30th
  • 2018: September 18th-19th
  • 2019: October 8th-9th

With the Jewish calendar, the holiday dates shown above begin at sundown, continue through nightfall the next day.


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About the Holiday

Yom Kippur, or the "Day of Atonement", is the most important and sacred of holidays for the Jewish people; it is a day when the Jews consider themselves closest to God. The holiday is observed on the tenth day of Tishri or the seventh month, as detailed in a passage from the Book of Leviticus. Repentance and reform are the central themes of this day, providing a time each year for one to atone for his or her sins against God.

Traditions associated with Yom Kippur include girls and their mothers lighting candles and reciting blessings, asking for and giving of honey cakes, ritual bath (Mikvah), fasting and prayer. The holiday ending is called the Ne’ilah where the shofar (ram's horn) is sounded.

See our History of Yom Kippur article for more information and background on this holiday.

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