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Yom Kippur

September 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm AEST

Join us to commemorate and learn about Yom Kippur the holiest day in Judaism.

Primarily centered on atonement and repentance, the day’s main observances consist of full fasting and ascetic behavior accompanied by long prayer services in synagogue, as well as sin confessions.

Yom Kippur is one of the two High Holy Days, or Days of Awe (Hebrew yamim noraim), alongside Rosh Hashana (which falls nine days previously). According to Jewish tradition, on Rosh Hashanah God inscribes each person’s fate for the coming year into the Book of Life and waits until Yom Kippur to “seal” the verdict.

Alongside the related holiday of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur is one of the two components of the “High Holy Days” of Judaism. It is also the last day of the Ten Days of Repentance.

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