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Secular musician laments public desecration of Yom Kippur

Performer Liraz Russo complains about the ignorance expressed by parts of Israeli society in regards to fasting on Yom Kippur.Haim Lev , 10/13/2016, 11:32 AM

Arab riots abound over Yom Kippur

One rioter from Silwan, the home of the terrorist who murdered 2 last week, was killed.Uzi Baruch, 10/12/2016, 8:23 PM

Gmar Chatima Tova to all our readers

Arutz Sheva wishes our readers a meaningful fast. News coverage ends this evening in honor of Yom Kippur, resumes tomorrow evening.Arutz Sheva, 10/12/2016, 12:30 AM

Israel prepares for Yom Kippur

Public transportation around country to shut down for Day of Atonement, while security forces implement closure of Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2016, 1:27 PM

Sanctifying the fast

Kiddush Hayom and Yom HaKippurimRabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 10/11/2016, 12:59 PM

Dustin Hoffman's inadvertent Yom Kippur message to the world

"I am a Jew. Wear that on your sleeve."Rabbi Aryeh Kaltmann, 10/11/2016, 12:13 PM

The laws of Yom Kippur 5777

A primer for the laws of the holiest day of the year.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 10/10/2016, 12:39 PM

Israelis pray for well-being of Syria's civilians

Shivi Froman spearheads campaign for Israeli Jews to pray for the well-being of Syrian civilians on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.Gary Willig, 10/9/2016, 6:31 PM

Southern California Chabad sued over kapparot

Federal lawsuit filed in Southern California calls for the halting of the pre-Yom Kippur ritual of kapparot.JTA, 10/7/2016, 5:38 AM

'Is Minister of Agriculture an authority on Jewish law?'

Haredi MK criticizes Ministry of Agriculture for its campaign to get people to use money instead of chickens for kaparot ritual.Gary Willig, 10/6/2016, 9:56 PM

Puah: "Campaign against kaparot is blasphemous"

Director of human rights organization Betzalmo says that the campaign against kaparot is a perversion of values.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2016, 10:01 PM

70 secular kibbutzim want communal Yom Kippur prayers

70 secular kibbutzim and moshavim (cooperative villages) have requested organized communal prayers on Yom Kippur.Yoel Domb, 10/5/2016, 5:53 PM

Security officials urge business-as-usual for Jewish holidays

US security officials and Jewish community leaders prepare for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur in the face of rising terror threat.JTA, 9/26/2016, 2:47 PM

Dont' worry! Be happy!

Rabbi Kook's perspective on penitence is astounding. Tzvi Fishman, 9/24/2016, 10:07 PM

Georgia Jewish students riled by homecoming on Yom Kippur

Jewish students at University of Georgia object to a homecoming concert because it was scheduled for Yom Kippur.JTA, 9/22/2016, 5:53 AM

UN recognizes Yom Kippur as an official holiday

Long Israeli diplomatic effort results in UN decision to recognize Day of Atonement as an official holiday.Ben Ariel, 12/18/2015, 2:12 AM

Michael Douglas Campaigns Against Assimilation

Hollywood star gives Yom Kippur sermon advocating for 'inclusion' to prevent assimilation of the Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2015, 2:36 PM

Chicago TV Station Wishes Happy Yom Kippur with Nazi Symbol

In sloppy mistake, Chicago's WGN News uses stock photo of Nazi-era yellow Star of David during segment on Jewish High Holidays.Cynthia Blank, 9/24/2015, 2:46 PM

Drastic Drop in Air Pollution over Yom Kippur

Environmental protection ministry notes strong drop in air pollution around Israel over holiday, primarily due to reduced traffic.Reut Hadar, 9/23/2015, 11:05 PM

2,019 People Needed Medical Assistance over Yom Kippur

MDA first responders treat 2,019 people over Yom Kippur, 1,909 of them taken to hospitals.Orly Harari, 9/23/2015, 8:50 PM

Arab Violence Erupts in Northern Israel During Yom Kippur

Arabs throw stones at a passing car during Yom Kippur. No injuries or damage to vehicle. Police open investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2015, 8:44 PM

IDF, Arab Rioters Clash at Hevron Terrorist's Funeral

Funeral held for Palestinian woman shot dead as she tried to stab an Israeli soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2015, 8:29 PM

Millions Pack Synagogues over Yom Kippur

Holiest day in the Jewish calendar marked by Jews throughout the world; Israel gears up for Sukkot festivities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2015, 8:12 PM

Watch: IDF Kantor Sings 'Unetaneh Tokef'

Something special for eve of Yom Kippur, 42 years since Yom Kippur War.Arutz Sheva, 9/22/2015, 3:45 PM

Suspected Pre-Yom Kippur Arson Evacuates IDF Post

Fire threatens town of Beit Haggai where failed terrorist blew himself up last night; 2 arson attacks against town last month.Ari Yashar, 9/22/2015, 3:02 PM

Rabbi Lau: If We Take First Step, God Will do the Rest

Hours before holiest day of the year, Arutz Sheva speaks with Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau on celebrating Yom Kippur to fullest.Yoni Kempinski, 9/22/2015, 2:22 PM

Ban Ki-Moon Takes Part in Tashlich Ceremony

UN ambassadors from over 10 countries also participated in the ceremony for casting off sins.Yoni Kempinski, 9/22/2015, 11:11 AM

Nationwide Security Boost Ahead of Muslim, Jewish Holidays

Police prepare for clashes ahead of Eid Al-Adha, Yom Kippur falling out on same day - in both Jerusalem and integrated areas nationwide.Tova Dvorin, 9/22/2015, 10:33 AM

Before Yom Kippur, 100,000 Attend Selichot at the Western Wall

Jews from across the religious and demographic spectrum gathered in Jerusalem for last penitentiary prayers before Yom Kippur.Tova Dvorin, 9/22/2015, 8:04 AM

Muslim Entry to Temple Mount Restricted Ahead of Yom Kippur

Police on high alert in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza ahead of Yom Kippur and the Muslim Eid al-Adha which follows.Uzi Baruch, 9/22/2015, 12:44 AM

'Hottest Yom Kippur In a Decade' Expected

Temperatures will soar Wednesday - testing the mettle of the millions of Israelis who will be fasting on Yom Kippur,Moshe Cohen, 9/22/2015, 12:13 AM

A Starting Point For Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur force us to get real with what we truly want.Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 9/17/2015, 4:13 AM

NY Judge Allows Kapparot Ritual Despite Animal Rights Suit

Animal rights group claim 2,000 year-old ritual, in which chickens are given to the poor, is a 'public nuisance' and 'animal cruelty.'Tova Dvorin, 9/16/2015, 8:11 PM

MDA on High Alert Ahead of Yom Kippur

Synagogues now being equipped with defibrillators and other equipment ahead of 25-hour fast; average of 2,000 people treated every year.Menachem Schwartz, 9/16/2015, 6:12 PM

Watch: Thousands at the Kotel for First Night of Selichot

Sights and sounds: Worshipers flock to Western Wall for first night of penitential prayers leading up to High Holy Days.Eliran Aharon, 8/17/2015, 12:02 PM

NY Assemblyman Attacks Kaparot Critics: Shame on You!

Hikind slams Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit against controversial Kaparot custom as a 'disgusting misrepresentation.'Ari Yashar, 7/7/2015, 11:03 PM

Top Israeli Comedian Mourns Loss of 'My Saintly Rabbi'

One of Israel's top comedians spoke about his special connection to the late Rabbi Ovadia YosefMoshe Cohen, 3/22/2015, 7:37 PM

Early Release for Arab who Ran Over Girl on Yom Kippur

Judges shorten sentence of Arab who killed a Jewish girl outside a synagogue, claiming he seems reformed from a 'treatment group.'Ari Yashar, 2/24/2015, 1:23 PM

Corsica Synagogue Suffers Anti-Jewish Vandalism

On Yom Kippur eve, vandals spray-painted swastikas on the walls of the Beit Meir synagogue in Corsica, home to several hundred Jews.Yaakov Levi, 10/6/2014, 6:43 PM

Sweden 'Tried to Be Helpful' With 'Palestine' Recognition

Sweden wants 'good relations' with Israel and end to Gaza 'tragedy' after recognizing 'Palestine' on Yom Kippur.Ari Yashar, 10/6/2014, 8:35 AM

Israel on Yom Kippur: Clean of Sins - and Clean Air

Once again this year, Israelis were able to breathe easier on Yom Kippur, with pollution falling as much as 99% in many areas.Moshe Cohen, 10/5/2014, 4:15 PM

Sanz Rebbe Faints During Yom Kippur Prayer

The rebbe lost consciousness and was taken on foot to the hospital. He was back on his feet by morning.Gil Ronen, 10/4/2014, 11:15 PM

Boy, 12, Seriously Hurt in Fall from Bridge

The boy fell from a 7-meter high bridge in Haifa as he was cycling on Yom Kippur.Gil Ronen, 10/4/2014, 10:49 PM

Ambassadors Ask UN to Recognize Yom Kippur as Official Holiday

United Nations ambassadors from 32 countries asked that Yom Kippur be recognized as an official UN holiday.Hillel Fendel, 10/4/2014, 10:30 PM

Sweden Recognizes 'Palestine' as a State

Left-wing Social Democrat party announces its recognition of a 'Palestinian state' on Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/4/2014, 8:00 PM

Yom Kippur Ends; Preparations for Sukkot Begin

Hundreds of thousands of Jews attended prayer services in synagogues and fasted on the Day of Atonement.Gil Ronen, 10/4/2014, 7:14 PM

Shabbat Shalom and Gmar Chatima Tova!

As Shabbat and Yom Kippur begin, Arutz Sheva wishes you a meaningful fast and happy new yearArutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2014, 4:48 PM

Man Confesses to Armed Robbery - Because of Yom Kippur

Schizophrenic man confesses to robbing gas station - six months after proceedings began - due to a need for 'closure.'Tova Dvorin, 10/3/2014, 9:59 AM

How Do the Sick and Pregnant Observe Yom Kippur?

Chief Rabbi Lau explains the ins and outs of the Day of Atonement fast, regarding who can eat and how.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 10/3/2014, 9:09 AM

Police, MDA on High Alert over Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha

Medic, police patrols to increase throughout Israel ahead of joint Jewish and Muslim holidays.Tova Dvorin, 10/3/2014, 8:34 AM

'Two People, Two Holidays, One Day'

Chief Rabbis, Chief Qadis, and Jewish and Arab MKs meet to discuss Yom Kippur and Eid el-Adha.Benny Moshe and Cynthia Blank, 10/1/2014, 9:05 PM

In Pictures: Selichot at Hevron's Cave of the Patriarchs

Thousands of Jewish worshippers flock to one of Judaism's holiest sites for pre-Yom Kippur prayers of penitence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2014, 11:46 AM

Tel Aviv City Bikes to Rest on Yom Kippur

Tel Aviv residents who want to ride bikes on Yom Kippur won't be able to rent them from the city's Tel-Ofen bike racks.Yaakov Levi, 9/29/2014, 6:18 PM

Shaarei Tzedek Hospital to Advise Diabetics Before Yom Kippur

For diabetics, several days before the Yom Kippur fast is the time to get no cost advice from Shaarei Tzedek specialists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/28/2014, 9:53 PM

Rabbis Call to Keep Kaparot Ritual Kosher and Cruelty-Free

Agudath Israel of America has reissued a notice calling for greater vigilance when conducting the High Holiday ritual.Yaakov Levi, 9/22/2014, 1:30 PM

Israel Seeks UN Recognition for Yom Kippur

UN recognizes Christian and Muslim holidays, but no Jewish holidays. Israel's UN mission trying to change that.Arutz Sheva North America, 5/16/2014, 11:57 PM

40,000 Secular Jews in Tzohar Yom Kippur Minyans

250 prayer minyans were held by 750 Tzohar volunteers throughout Israel on the High Holiday.Gil Ronen, 9/15/2013, 8:33 PM