- a Jewish high holy day observed on the 10th day of the month of Tishri by abstinence from food and drink and by the daylong recitation of prayers of repentance in the synagogue.
Origin of Yom Kippur
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They strictly observed the dietary laws, and solemnized the festivals, and the fast of Yom-Kippur, which they called Ashura.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)
- an annual Jewish holiday celebrated on Tishri 10 as a day of fasting, on which prayers of penitence are recited in the synagogue throughout the dayAlso called: Day of Atonement
Word Origin for Yom Kippur
Jewish holiday, 1854, from Mishnaic Hebrew yom kippur (in Biblical Hebrew, yom kippurim), literally "day of atonement," from yom "day" + kippur "atonement, expiation."