08 October 2019 21:56

Rosh Hashanah Judaism Eva Bolander

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism and is the day in which many Jewish people feel the closest to God. The holy day is also known as the Day of Atonement and is a time when food and drink are abstained from. Jewish people are also not permitted to wash, wear leather footwear or have sex. What time does Yom Kippur end? Yom Kippur starts in the evening of Tuesday, October 8 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, October 9. The holy day lasts for approximately 25 hours and in the UK starts at 6.08pm.

Yom Kippur then ends 25 hours later at 7.07pm. Read More: Yom Kippur traditions: Wearing white to avoiding leather - explained Yom Kippur 2019: Yom Kippur starts in the next few days These 25 hours are dedicated to fasting and prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. The traditions during Yom Kippur are as follows: No eating and drinking No wearing of leather shoes No bathing or washing No anointing oneself with perfumes or lotions No marital relations Yom Kippur falls on the tenth day of the seventh month of Tishrei and is also known as the Sabbath of Sabbaths. The holiest of days commemorate the end of 10 High Holy Days in the Jewish calendar. According to Jewish tradition, God seals each person's fate for the coming year in a book - The Book of Life - and waits until Yom Kippur to do so.

Yom Kippur is dedicated to public and private atonement in the hopes that sins are forgiven. Yom Kippur 2019: For 25 hours during the holy day Jews fast Five prayer services are held in the synagogue during Yom Kippur and these are: Maariv, with its solemn Kol Nidrei service, on the eve of Yom Kippur Shacharit, the morning prayer, which includes a reading from Leviticus followed by the Yizkor memorial service Musaf, which includes a detailed account of the Yom Kippur Temple service Minchah, which includes the reading of the Book of Jonah Neilah, the "closing of the gates" service at sunset, followed by the shofar blast marking the end of the fast Yom Kippur 2019: The shofar is blow to signify the end of Yom Kippur Melania and I wish all Jewish people a blessed Yom Kippur. Known as the "Sabbath of Sabbaths," Yom Kippur is the holiest of days in the Jewish faith and the culmination of the High Holy Days. Through teshuva, tefilla, and tzedakah, Jews on Yom Kippur reach toward God to reunite and seek spiritual closeness to our Creator. As the day's services conclude, the final great blast of the shofar signals the end of the Day of Atonement and a strengthening and renewal of the spiritual bond with God. On this day, as Jews around the world stand in front of the open ark, facing the holy Torah and asking God's forgiveness, Melania and I pray that He may seal you in the Book of Life for the coming year and grant His people a year of sweetness and plenty.