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Yom Kippur is on Shabbat. Do they clash?

Phil Chernofsky,


Yom Kippur is on Shabbat. Do they clash? Certainly, with some technicalities, they do. KI ESHM'RA SHABBAT reminds us that it is forbidden to fast on Shabbat... EXCEPT for Yom Kippur Avoni.

Some of the S'lichot of Yom Kippur are omitted. So is Avinu Malkeinu, except for Neila. But on a much more important basis, there is no clash. Whatever message Yom Kippur has for us once a year, Shabbat has it every week. And throughout the week. Shabbat is truly RISHON, first of the days called holy. It even shares the title of Shabbat Shabbaton with Yom Kippur. Sorry, there's a lot more.

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