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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 Station Greets 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

Yom Kippur: 2,019 People Needed Medical Assistance

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

Numerous Attacks in North 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, 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

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, 9/23/2015, 12:47 AM

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 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 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

100,000 Attend Selichot at the Kotel

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

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 Lawsuit

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

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: Shame on Chicken-Waving Critics

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

Top 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 Killer of 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 Help' 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

Envoys Ask UN to Recognize Yom Kippur as 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 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

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

Selichot at the Cave of the Patriarchs - Pictures

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 to Help Diabetics Fast Safely

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

Group: 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

Netanyahu Hopes for 'Actions, not Words' on Syria

Prime Minister makes remarks during memorial ceremony on Mt. Herzl commemorating the 1973 Yom Kippur war.Kochava Rozenbaum, 9/15/2013, 12:57 PM

Mother & Daughter Hit By Car

Esther Benzohar Ohayon and daughter, Orly, were hit on Friday night by a car while walking to a Jacksonville, FL synagogue.Kochava Rozenbaum, 9/15/2013, 8:17 AM

Rabbi Describes Yom Kippur in Prison

Rabbi Yekutiel Vizner describes heart-rending prayers of prisoners.Maayana Miskin, 9/15/2013, 8:17 AM

Fogel Survivors Pray at New Synagogue

About 400 prayed on Yom Kippur at the new synagogue in Itamar dedicated to slain family members.Gil Ronen, 9/14/2013, 10:12 PM

Bnei Brak: Toddler Drowns in Mikveh

A 4-year-old girl drowned in a mikveh, apparently after its gate was left open and she wandered in.Gil Ronen, 9/14/2013, 8:35 PM

Yom Kippur Ends

No extraordinary security-related events on the holy day, as hundreds of thousands flocked to synagogues.Gil Ronen, 9/14/2013, 7:54 PM

Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget Cuts

Lapid seeks forgiveness for failing to bring civil marriage, Sabbath busing, and hareidi enlistment to Israel.Maayana Miskin, 9/13/2013, 2:01 PM

A Halachic Guide to Yom Kippur

Rabbi Baruch Efrati offers a halachic overview of the laws of Judaism's holiest day.Arutz Sheva, 9/13/2013, 1:04 PM

Jerusalem Security Heightened for Yom Kippur Eve

Police are prepared to to respond immediately to the "Day of Rioting" called on by terrorist factions.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/13/2013, 9:10 AM

IDF Imposes Closure on PA-Assigned Areas

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon orders that the IDF impose a general closure on the Judea and Samaria over Yom Kippur.Elad Benari, 9/13/2013, 12:10 AM

Rabbi Lau: Meeting to Assure a Peaceful Yom Kippur

A meeting between Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi David Lau and Archbishop Elias Chacour will keep the peace on Yom Kippur, the rabbi saidDavid Lev, 9/12/2013, 2:47 PM

'Triple Whammy' May Mean a Tough Yom Kippur

The weather, the calendar, and the clock are conspiring to make this year's fast one of the most challenging in years for IsraelisDavid Lev, 9/12/2013, 9:49 AM

Live Yom Kippur Q&A With Israeli Medical Expert

Professor Eliyahu Sorkin, head of intensive care Israel's Ichilov Hospital and member of United Hatzala, answers your questions.Arutz Sheva, 9/11/2013, 11:28 PM

Rabbinate Weighs in on Kaparot Controversy

The Rabbinate supports use of chickens for ‘atonement’ ritual – but with caution.Maayana Miskin, 9/11/2013, 2:42 AM

Heat Wave to Hit Wednesday

Hot weather will last through Yom Kippur holiday - Health Ministry issues warning for the elderly.Maayana Miskin, 9/10/2013, 4:34 PM