Yom Kippur

The Yom Kippur Goats

The Yom Kippur service today no longer includes many of the elements as prescribed in the Bible, including the two goats. Yet, the message inherent in this ritual still resonates for us today. Learn more with this devotional teaching.

What is Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, is the culmination of the High Holy Days that began ten days ago with Rosh Hashanah. It represents the final opportunity for teshuvah, repentance, and it is observed with prayers, fasting, and beseeching God for forgiveness.

Preparing for the High Holy Days

The High Holy Days are the most widely observed Jewish holidays, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ending ten days later with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Yom Kippur – The Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, begins on October 8th at sundown. Watch now as Fellowship President Yael Eckstein explains the significance of this most holy day on the Jewish calendar and how it is observed in Israel and around the world.

The Three Spiritual Pillars

In preparation for the High Holy Days, Judaism employs Three Pillars -- repentance, prayer, and charity -- to help people ready their hearts. Join Fellowship President Yael Eckstein as she explains this personal journey of faith all Jews embark on at this time of year, beginning with the first spiritual pillar -- repentance.

Jonah: God's Reluctant Prophet

The book of Jonah is traditionally read during Yom Kippur services as it is the story of repentance, forgiveness, and second chances. Jonah's story reminds us that even when we stumble and sin, if we turn to God, He is quick to forgive and no one is beyond the reach of His compassion.

Yom Kippur – The Holiest Day of the Year

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the Jewish year. Listen now as President and CEO Yael Eckstein talk about the Jewish perspective of repentance.

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