Yom Kippur 2011: Jews Celebrate “Day of Atonement”

By on Oct 8, 2011 in Events, Lifestyle, World Comments

Yom Kippur 2011 is celebrated by Jews all over the world. Also called the “Day of Atonement,” Yom Kippur is considered the holiest of days in Judaism, and is coupled with 3 prayer services. This has been disclosed by international news sites, October 7, 2011.

According to additional information, Yom Kippur is a day when Jews observe fasting, confession, and other acts of atonement to seek forgiveness for their sins. It starts October 7 sundown and ends October 8, after nightfall. It usually falls on the 10th day of the month of Tishrei (beginning month of the civil year.)

Traditionally, Jews abstain from taking a bath or washing, marital relations and wearing leather shoes. Rabbis encouraged Jews; however to observe Yom Kippur by investing their time and money in making the world “a better place to live in.” Just like Rabbi Leah Cohen of Wilton, Connecticut, who disclosed in local Wilton news that Jews should focus on “what matters deeply to Yom Kippur.

City News Service also reported that Rabbi David Brown of Beverly Hills said that Yom Kippur “… is how you live in spite of the problems you confront.”

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