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The Yom Kippur Services

An Overview of the Yom Kippur Prayers

A brief primer leading you through the most famous Yom Kippur texts and liturgies.

What You Need to Know About Yom Kippur Synagogue Services
Your friendly guide to the Yom Kippur services.
A friendly step-by-step guide to the synagogue services, starting with what to wear and where to sit, and ending with the shofar blast and the breakfast.
Yom Kippur Eve Services
Kol Nidre is the opening prayer of the holiest day of the year. But is it even a prayer? What is its purpose and meaning?
What does the morning service ("Shacharit") consist of? And what is the "Yizkor" service?
The "Musaf" service is an essential portion of Yom Kippur prayer, culminating with the Priestly Blessing...
What prayers are said in the afternoon? And why that specific Torah reading?
Closing Services
As the awesome day of Yom Kippur comes to a close, and our future is being sealed, we turn to G-d to accept our sincere repentance and new resolutions...
The "Al Chet" confession of sins is said ten times in the course of the Yom Kippur services...
At dawn or early in the morning before Yom Kippur, take a live chicken, fish or money which will then be given to charity and recite...
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