Yom Kippur

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

October 2, 2006

The holiest day of the Jewish year ends at sundown Monday night. Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of repentance.

The two day holiday is a time for reflection and repentance. Jewish tradition holds that you ask people for forgiveness and look for ways to better your behavior in the coming year.

“We fast and ask God and one another for forgiveness for our sins and hope to begin the New Year on a good note,” said Gabriel Finder, who is the director of Jewish History at the University of Virginia.

The Jewish calendar is now in the year 5767.


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