Yom Kipper- Day of Atonement

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Yom Kipper- Day of Atonement

Yom KippurDay of Atonement

What is Yom Kippur?Yom Kippur means Day of atonement. This Day is the day where Jews reflect on all their sins they did the previous year and ask God for forgiviness. This most sacred day for jews is about repentance, forgiviness, a new beggining and purity. This year (2014) it begins on Friday October 3rd until Saturday October 4th. Click here for a nice, easy way to learn about Yom Kippur

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-Jews who have made there Bat Mitzah or bar Mitzah have no food or drink for 25 hours. This is showing that they are sorry for their sins.

-At the end of Yom Kippur the Rabbi (Priest) blows a curvy, twisted instument made from a rams horn called the shofar. This is to signal the end of Yom Kippur and also a new, fresh start without sins.-White clothes. Jews wear white clothes at Yom Kippur because white represents purity and Jews want to be pure on this day after their sins have been forgiven. -The Torah. The Torah is a scroll where all the scriptures and readings come from. It is commonly used during Yom kippur.

-Jews go to the synagoge for a service called the Kol Nidre to begin Yom Kippur. Also on the last day of Yom Kippur they go to another service called the Nilah. Here the rabbi blows the shofar for the end of Yom Kippur

-At the start of Yom Kippur their family all have a special dinner before they begin their fast. At the end of the dinner they have a candle lighting ceromony to mark the start of Yom Kippur.

Here in this picture is the Torah, the Shofar and the Jewish star symbol all prepared for Yom Kippur.

This video let's you jump in and learn about Yom Kippur.


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