Yom Kippur

Also known as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is the holiest holiday for religious Jews. It is observed with a 25-hour period of fasting and prayer.

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What exact time does Yom Kippur end in various places in the world in 2010?

The end of Yom Kippur is the simplest of the calculations. All Jewish holidays end at sundown, so sundown local time is when the holiday ends. For the religious Jew, "end" is when three stars are visible in the evening sky. So check with your local weather station, and look for the three stars.

Since Yom Kippur is the end of a fast, many will be watching intently to break the fast that they are observing.

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Do Jews wear leather belts on Yom Kippur?

It depends on the Jew. Some say that the Yom Kippur prohibition of leather applies only to the wearing of shoes with leather soles, whereas others say it's leather shoes. Many Jews will avoid wearing leather at all during Yom Kippur, but it depends on that person's favoured interpretation.

Orthodox Jewish Answer:

According to the Talmud and the Code of Jewish Law, leather shoes are forbidden to be worn on Yom Kippur; whereas leather belts, wristwatch-bands etc., are completely permissible.

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Where is Yom Kippur in the Bible?

Leviticus 23:26-32.

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What time does Yom Kippur end in Boston?

7:22 pm

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The above answer was valid for 2010. It should be noted that the time is different each year. Yom Kippur ends during twilight.

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Can a Christian attend Yom Kippur services?

A Christian can attend any Jewish service including Yom Kippur. However, many synagogues require a ticket for their High Holy Day services. These are purchased before the holiday. So be sure you either acquire one or attend a synagogue that does not require tickets.

I recommend that you also attempt to contact someone about proper attire. Men generally wear a suit and are required to wear some kind of kippah or hat (a symbol of reverence to God). Women typically wear long skirts or dresses, that do not have a low neckline, especially during a Yontif (holiday). Some married women also cover their hair but it depends on the type of synagogue you're planning to attend.

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What time does Yom Kippur ends in Chicago?

7:28 pm (but that changes from year to year, so you should check again. This answer was posted years ago.)

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What time does yom kippur end in Toronto in 2011?

Yom Kippur ends after sunset. Sunset for Toronto on October 8th, 2011 was at 6:47 PM.

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In 1973 Egypt planned an attack on Israel during Yom Kippur a Jewish holiday?

Yes.

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When is the blowing of the shofar on Yom Kippur?

The Shofar is blown at the very end of the Fast at Nightfall - approximately 25 hours after the fast begins on the previous day.

The blowing of the Shofar signifies the end of Yom Kippur, and following which the prayer 'Leshana Habaa Beyrushalayim' (Next year in Jerusalem) is recited aloud in song.

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Is it permitted to use suppositories during Yom Kippur?

Yes, it is.

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Why is Yom Kippur necessary?

Because it is commanded in the Torah.
Yom Kippur, day of atonement in Judaism (Leviticus ch.23) allows followers to repent to God for wrongdoing or sins. During the services, prayers are said and the congregants ask God for forgiveness. The slate is then wiped clean and after fasting and much prayer and introspection a fresh start is made, promising an effort to live a more proper, respectful, generous life that includes charity, kindness and obedience to God.

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What is the difference between rosh hoshana and Yom Kippur?

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and Yom Kippur is the day of atonement.

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What was the date of Yom Kippur in 1956?

September 15, 1956

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What time does Yom Kippur finish?

Yom Kippur Yom Kippur is a Jewish Holy day where observant Jews fast from shortly before sundown on the eve of the holiday to about a half hour or so after the sun sets the following day. It's about a 25 hr fast.

Sunset is location-dependent, so the time is determined by exactly where you are and what the exact date is.

For Example Yom Kippur Sept 18th 2010:

In Israel, sunset was around 5:30 PM, the fast ended between 6 and 6:30 PM.

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What meaning does Yom Kippur have for Jews?

Yom Kippur (Leviticus ch.23) is the Jewish day of repentance, considered to be the holiest and most solemn day of the year. Its central theme is atonement and reconciliation. Eating, drinking, washing, cosmetics, wearing leather shoes, and conjugal relations are prohibited (Mishnah, Yoma 8:1). Fasting - total abstention from all food and drink - usually begins a half an hour before sundown (called "tosefet Yom Kippur," the "addition" of fasting a bit of the previous day is required by Jewish law), and ends during the following twilight.

A recurrent motif in the Yom Kippur liturgy is that of confession (vidui). The idea is that without soul-searching and verbal articulation of one's misdeeds, there can be no real personal improvement. An important feature of Yom Kippur is the belief that true repentance (regret for past misdeeds and a commitment to future improvement) is followed by God's forgiveness. Of course, in cases when another person has been harmed that person's forgiveness needs to be obtained first.

Contrary to popular belief, Yom Kippur is not a sad day.

Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spanish, Portuguese and North African descent) refer to this holiday as "the White Fast." Consequently, many Jews have the custom of wearing only white clothing on this day, to symbolize the "white": striving towards purity from sin, akin to angels.

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. Many secular Jews will fast and attend synagogue on Yom Kippur, and attendance on Yom Kippur can be double or triple the normal number of worshipers. In Israel, public non-observance (such as eating or driving a motor vehicle) is virtually unheard of. Yom Kippur there has the nickname "Festival of Bicycles," referring to children's practice of freely riding their bicycles in the streets without motor vehicles presenting danger. In Israel on Yom Kippur there is no broadcast television, no public transportation and the airports are closed. There is no commerce of any kind in the Jewish areas.

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How long do Jews fast for on Yom Kippur?

The fast begins just before the Kol Nidre service at sunset, extends through the night and the day, and lasts about 25 hours.

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Why is Yom Kippur important to the Jews?

Its importance is because it was commanded in the Torah (Leviticus 16:29-31 and 23:27-28). See the other answers on this page for further information, which is accurate but leaves out the above point.

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Do Jews pray for the dead on Yom Kippur?

Yes, Yizkor (prayer for the dead) is recited on Yom Kippur and on the last day of each of the three major festivals.

Some also recite a short prayer for the dead on Shabbat.

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When was the Yom Kippur War?

The Yom Kippur War was on October 6-26, 1973.

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What do the Jews do on Yom Kippur?

Atoll

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When does Yom Kippur start in 2011?

October 8th, 2011 (erev Yom kippur begins the evening of October 7th).

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What is the Arab-Israeli War of 1973?

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The war of 6 to 26 October 1973 between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Iraq which began with a surprise attack on Israel on Yom Kippur.

It was a combined Egyptian-Syrian attack on Israel to retake the land taken in 1967 war. It is also known as the October War and Ramadan War.

While the war started with initial gains on both the Egyptian and Syrian fronts, Israel reversed both of these gains before an armistice was signed. The end result of the war showed that the Arabs could not destroy Israel or recover the territory lost in the Six Day War by military force. This led to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat making peace with Israel in order to recover the Sinai Peninsula.

Answer 2: Pro-Egyptian Perspective

In order to answer such a question you need to consider the objectives of the Egyptians and Syrians. A war is won if the objectives of the country are fulfilled. The Egyptians KNEW their air force was inferior to that of the Israelis, since the Israelis had top American technology, as opposed to the Egyptians, whom the soviets didn't want to give high tech war material too.

Therefore, they knew that they would not be able to liberate the entire Sinai desert, rather, they could only hope to win a limited victory that would restore control of the canal to Egypt, and then force Israel to the negotiating table, where they would be able to negotiate the return of the Sinai in return for peace (something Israel refused to do prior to the war). The objective was NOT to destroy Israel.

Now, before i continue, let me make it clear that if given the opportunity, Israel will take more land, as they demonstrated in 1967, as well as during the 1973 war (on the Syrian front). The Crossing was a complete success, as the Israelis had confidence in their Bar lev line, and didn't see the need for more than 500 soldiers to guard the Israeli positions. they boasted that for Egypt to cross, they would need combined American and soviet help, and even with this help, casualties would be massive. The reality: Egyptians crossed the canal in record time with no help and suffering only 120 casualties.

They secured a foothold on the opposite bank, and then halted, with the Israeli air force unable to effectively react due to the Egyptian SAM shield. Then "the turning point" occurred. Israelis slipped through the gap between the two Egyptian armies, and swung down to cut off the Egyptian third army. To completely cut off the army, they had to capture the town of Suez, which they COMPLETELY failed to do, due to the effectiveness of the RPG- wielding civilians of Suez. The Israelis withdrew, with the 3rd army still not completely cut off. I will not lie, the third army was in a tough spot. the Israelis demanded for the Egyptians to withdraw back to the pre-war borders. Sadat (president of Egypt) refused. If you think about it logically, the ISRAELIS were screwed.

Don't forget, Israel was unable to gain air superiority even after destroying much of Egypt's anti air defense, and so could not help Sharon's division stuck inside Egypt. Egypt still had the entire second army, as well as massive reserves within Egypt that could be called up. If Israel could not take over Suez, a small town, how could they take on the rest of the country? Sadat only agreed to a ceasefire because he wanted to save the 100,000 soldiers of the third army, not because he thought he was screwed. Point is, if they destroyed the 3rd army, Egypt would destroy them, and when comparing populations of the respective countries (67 million at the time for Egypt, with only 4 million for israel), we all know israel would not be able to sustain such massive losses.

What did they do? They withdrew back across the canal, with Egypt retaining control of the land they won. Perhaps if the Israelis had captured Suez, the outcome would have been different, but they could not. If they could have indeed destroyed the 3rd army without sustaining any losses, there's no WAY they would agree to Egypt retaining that land. Now, with respect to the Syrian front, yes, they could not hold their gains, as the Israelis focused their efforts on the Golan heights, being of more strategic importance than the Sinai (Tel Aviv could be shelled from the Golan).

Not only that, they seized 18 more Syrian villages (as i said, if they can they will take more land). The Syrians blame this loss on the Egyptians, saying that Egypt did not stick to the agreement and advance across the Sinai, something that was never agreed upon. Anyways, point is, Egypt achieved their objectives, achieved a spectacular military victory in the Crossing as well as defending their earned positions, and over the course of 8 years, the Sinai was returned to them.

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Are banks open in New York open on Yom Kippor?

Yes.

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Why do Jews celebrate Yom Kippur?

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What is similar about Ramadan and Yom Kippur?

Fasting.

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