Drunken man enters Yom Kippur prayers with pistol drawn

Worshipers at Netivot yeshiva flee the scene in fright, at first believing a terror attack to be taking place.Michal Levi, 10/1/2017, 11:22 AM

Zuckerberg Yom Kippur: Apologies for Facebook

Social network founder publishes post asking forgiveness for Yom Kippur.Mordechai Sones, 10/1/2017, 10:28 AM

Pence to Jews: May you be inscribed in the Book of Life

US VP Pence, Ivanka Trump, tweet Yom Kippur wishes to Jews around the world.Ido Ben Porat, 9/30/2017, 9:39 PM

Yom Kippur: Magen David Adom volunteers treat 1,659 people

Buses resume Saturday night, trains resume Sunday morning. MDA volunteers respond to 2,229 calls, treat 1,659 people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/30/2017, 8:25 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, 9/30/2017, 1:00 AM

Denmark deploys troops to guard Copenhagen synagogue

Danish military deploys troops in Copenhagen to guard city's synagogue and the Israeli embassy.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/29/2017, 11:16 PM

Israeli tennis player quits match because of Yom Kippur

Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela forfeits game at Shenzhen Open in order to observe the Yom Kippur fast.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/29/2017, 8:30 PM

A healthy fast

Tips from a doctor for an easy, healthy Yom Kippur fast.Dr. Yitzhak Glick, 9/29/2017, 1:51 PM

Pre-Yom Kippur playlist from Beit El Yeshiva

Listen to a Yom Kippur medley sung by students of Beit El's yeshiva, led by their Rosh Yeshiva (dean), Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed shlita..Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2017, 10:53 AM

A journey through the Yom Kippur prayers

Sivan Rahav Meir brings a real-life perspective to Yom Kippur's confessions and supplications.Sivan Rahav Meir, 9/29/2017, 9:08 AM

IDF imposes full closure on Judea and Samaria

IDF shuts border crossings ahead of Yom Kippur holiday, will not allow entry of Palestinian Arab laborers.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 8:58 PM

Bnei Brak threatens to cancel rail project over Yom Kippur work

Bnei Brak threatens to cancel the light-rail project if work takes place on Yom Kippur as planned.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 7:33 PM

First rains to fall on Yom Kippur

Temperatures to remain lower than average throughout the week, rain expected to fall in northern Israel and along the coast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/28/2017, 12:11 PM

MDA’s Safety Guidelines for the Yom Kippur Fast

How to treat dehydration? How to check if an elderly man is feeling well during the fast? What to eat before and after the fast?Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2017, 7:27 PM

Magen David Adom prepares for Yom Kippur

MDA warns many injuries are caused by a lack of supervision, road accidents, and dehydration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2017, 1:21 PM

Listen: Yonatan Razel sings 'Ya'ale Tachnunenu'

The Israeli music star covers the melody sang by Chabad Jews on Yom Kippur.Tzvi Lev, 9/24/2017, 9:59 AM

The most significant mission of all

I hardly make It to synagogue on the High Holydays anymore, I am more like a "visitor to the sanctuary." I have a more important mission. Rabbanit Yehudit Efrati, 9/20/2017, 1:59 AM

Outreach services for High Holidays to reach 70,000 Israelis

Tzohar Rabbinical Organization and Yachad Ohr Torah Stone to provide shofar blowing, holiday services in hundreds of towns and cities.JTA, 9/19/2017, 5:32 PM

An Amsterdam Yom Kippur tradition since the first light bulb

Worshipers at Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam pray by candlelight each Yom KippurCnaan Liphshiz, 9/14/2017, 9:57 PM

Neo-Nazis plan to march near Swedish synagogue on Yom Kippur

Swedish police change route of neo-Nazi march to pass close to synagogue on holiest day of the Jewish calendar.JTA, 9/12/2017, 9:24 PM

Petah Tikva looks to end 'Kaparot' ritual

Petah Tikva warns against performing ritual with chickens without permit, reiterates ban on slaughtering chickens in the street.Tzvi Lev, 8/29/2017, 9:35 AM

Newest blood libel: Jews steal chickens for Yom Kippur

French cops 'warn' farmers of theft of sacrificial animals ahead of Yom Kippur.JTA, 8/28/2017, 2:56 PM

North Carolina Pride parade rescheduled to avoid Yom Kippur

March organizers apologize to Jewish participants for scheduling parade on Yom Kippur.JTA, 8/8/2017, 4:59 PM

LA judge throws out lawsuit against kapparot Yom Kippur ritual

LA federal judge dismisses lawsuit against syangogue for holding kapparot ceremony with live chicken before Yom Kippur.JTA, 5/17/2017, 10:36 PM

At 11th hour, judge allows Southern California kapparot ritual

Los Angeles court lifted a temporary injunction against performing kapparot shortly before Yom Kippur.JTA, 10/14/2016, 4:36 AM

Rome synagogue security help deliver a baby on Yom Kippur eve

Two anti-terrorism military police helped a woman give birth to a baby girl on the street outside a Rome synagogue on Yom Kippur eve.JTA, 10/14/2016, 3:18 AM

Yom Kippur holiday an environmental blessing, says EPA

Pollution levels plummet by 90% across Israeli cities as Jews refrain from driving or working on holiest day in Jewish calendar.AFP, 10/13/2016, 12:53 PM

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

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