Introduction: What is Yom kippur. Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest and most significant holidays in Judaism. It is observed on the 10th day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, typically falling in September or October of the Gregorian calendar.
Yom Kippur is a day of fasting, prayer, reflection, and repentance for Jewish people worldwide. Jewish congregations spend the evening and the entire day of Yom Kippur in prayer and meditation. Kol Nidre is recited on Yom Kippur.
On the evening before Yom Kippur, friends ask for and accept each other’s forgiveness for past sins, as receiving forgiveness from one’s fellows is a sign of God’s forgiveness. It is believed that God forgives the sins of those who sincerely repent and show their repentance by better behavior and performance of good deeds.
In this article, I will provide a detailed overview of the history, significance, customs, and observance of Yom Kippur.