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Why Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year

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dc.contributor.author Blakemore, Erin
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-27T03:00:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-27T03:00:26Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-25
dc.identifier.uri https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/reference/holidays/yom-kippur-history-traditions/
dc.description.abstract In this article Erin Blakemore considers the history, meaning and observance of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Marking the end of the High Holy Days, Yom Kippur is not only marked by various self-deprivations, most notably fasting, The holiday calls on Jews, not only to examine and repent for their sins of the previous year, but to alter their actions. Although synagogue services are central to the observance of Yom Kippur, Blakemore notes that the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 will alter observances in various ways, either by means of virtual (Zoom) services, or for the more orthodox, adaptations of in-person services. Click on the link to read the article. en_US
dc.description.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11976/636
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher National Geographic en_US
dc.subject Communities and Organizations en_US
dc.subject Communities en_US
dc.subject Yom Kippur en_US
dc.subject High Holy Days en_US
dc.subject United Sates en_US
dc.title Why Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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