Yom Kippur 2019: Holiest day of the year in Judaism

Oct. 9, 2019

CHICAGO — Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for people of the Jewish faith. It starts at sundown Tuesday, Oct. 8 and lasts until sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

In English, Yom Kippur is translated to ‘Day of Atonement.’

Yom Kippur happens 10 days after Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

During those 10 days, Jews self-reflect, think about past sins and hope to be written into the Book of Life for the year to come.
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