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Yom Kippur

By the Numbers
9 Yom Kippur Myths and Misconceptions

Here’s your chance to rethink some things that “everyone knows” about the holy day.
14 Tips for an Amazing Yom Kippur at Home

Many of us will be celebrating Yom Kippur alone for the very first time. Here are our pro tips to making your at-home Yom Kippur meaningful and memorable
Your Questions
Why Start Yom Kippur With Kol Nidre?

Contrary to what one may expect, Kol Nidre is neither flowery nor inspiring (at first blush).
Parshah
Words of Closeness and Distance

Which path is the Jew to follow? Is he to strive towards heaven and keep himself aloof from worldly events? Or is he, like Isaiah, to find his spiritual home in the things of the earth?
On the Essence of Shabbat Shuvah

There is an essential problem in the combination of Shabbat and teshuvah.
Video
Pre-Yom Kippur Yizkor Program
Join together before the Yom Kippur, as we remember our loved ones in a traditional Yizkor memorial webcast. Featuring a Yizkor sermon by prolific speaker Rabbi Yossi Goldman and music and song led by world renowned singer Benny Friedman.
Women
A Pen as Your Shovel: Digging for Hidden Treasures

If we would dig, we would be surprised by the treasures we would find.
Prayer: Becoming Attuned to G‑d

I learned that if I needed life-saving dialysis, I would make time for it. And that is how I want to relate to you. Not like a chore. And not like a luxury. But like life-saving oxygen.
Story
The Princess
A parable by the famous Preacher of Dubno
Yussie's Yom Kippur Prayer

"G‑d, I am sorry," Yussie began. "I want to go inside to pray, but I haven't eaten anything for a day and a half, and I am afraid I will pass out and embarrass myself. So, please, G‑d, would you mind hearing Yussie's forgiveness prayer out here?"
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed, their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the viper's nest. They shall not hurt nor destroying all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of G-d, as the waters cover the sea
— From Isaiah's prophesy on Moshiach, read on the 8th day of Passover
Print Magazine

Yom Kippur is described in many ways. One very poignant description is that it is “once in a year.”

You see, the human soul is also described in many ways, with five different names, each describing a deeper level of her being. The fifth, deepest level is called yechidah, which means “one and unique.” Yechidah is the...