Yom Kippur is arguably the most important Jewish holiday and is on the 10th day of Tishri.
The name “Yom Kippur” means “Day of Atonement” and is a day set aside to atone for the sins of the past year.
The central message of the holiday is that while we may have missed the mark in certain areas of our lives, it is still possible for human beings to improve their characters. While it is your last appeal, last chance to change the judgement, to demonstrate your repentance and make amends, there is joy in knowing we can do better. This is why the text of the “Viduy” or confessional is sung to such a joyful melody.
Significance: Day of Atonement
Observance: Fasting, Prayer and Repentance
Length: 25 hours
Greeting: Have an easy fast
Date: September 18-19, 2018