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.
- Also called Day of A·tone·ment [deyuhvuh-tohn-muhnt] /ˈdeɪ əv əˈtoʊn mənt/ .
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How to use Yom Kippur in a sentence
Tonight is Yom Kippur, and I’ll be offline, completely disconnected like I am every Saturday on Shabbat.New technology from Apple & others help me plug in; Wednesday’s daily brief | Barry Schwartz | September 15, 2021 | Search Engine Land
One example cited by the Air Force official was the 1973 Yom Kippur war, when Israel was attacked by Egypt and Syria.
Muslims observe a month-long day fast for Ramadan and Jews go a full day for the High Holy Day, Yom Kippur.
We fasted for Yom Kippur, read from the Megillah for Purim, and said bruchas over every meal.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison | Daniel Genis | May 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The war, known in Israel as the Yom Kippur War and in the Arab world as the October War, is considered a victory in Egypt.In Deeply Polarized Egypt, Revolution's Social Justice Slogans are Seldom Heard | Jesse Rosenfeld | October 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Yom Kippur, Jewish communities fast, confess their sins in the collective “we,” and beseech God for forgiveness.Israeli High Court Judges Let the Oppressed Go Free at Yom Kippur | Joshua Bloom | September 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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) | Heinrich Graetz
Berel is all astonishment and curiosity: how is it possible for Jews to busy themselves with commerce on Yom Kippur?Yiddish Tales | Various
Yom Kippur was my last day at the settlement before returning to college.The Seven-Branched Candlestick | Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
He must travel with purse and staff on the very day, according to his error, Yom Kippur would have fallen.A Thousand Years of Jewish History | Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
Not all of them keep Yom Kippur; they all talk of being “broad-minded.”The Job | Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for Yom Kippur
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 day: Also called: Day of Atonement
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Cultural definitions for Yom Kippur
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