Yom Kippur is a time for atonement

Beginning at sunset today, Jews celebrate Yom Kippur, the holiest day of their year. To commemorate the holiday, many  Jews commonly spend the day in prayer at their synagogue.

According to Leviticus 16:29 in the Bible, using the Jewish calendar, “And it shall be a statute for ever unto you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the home-born, or the stranger that sojourneth among.”

The month is called Tishri.

“It’s a time of reflection, when we really can consider the year that was,” Rabbi Richard Steinberg explained to us; he’s senior rabbi

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