When does the fast start?

When does the fast start?

Fast starting times around Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 1:07 PM
Watch: Disinfecting synagogues before Yom Kippur

Watch: Disinfecting synagogues before Yom Kippur

IPM company disinfects synagogues to allow worshippers to pray indoors on Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 11:58 AM
And the idols will be utterly exterminated

And the idols will be utterly exterminated

The purpose of teshuva (repentance) is to free us from the various idols of desire that bind us throughout the year.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Health Minister: I'll pray in a small minyan with a mask

Health Minister: I'll pray in a small minyan with a mask

Minister Edelstein calls on public to obey health instructions during Yom Kippur fast.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Health Ministry worried about Yom Kippur COVID-19 spike

Health Ministry worried about Yom Kippur COVID-19 spike

According to Health Ministry, current lockdown will have to be extended by at least 1-2 weeks to flatten curve of new infections.Arutz Sheva Staff, Yesterday, 7:59 AM
Rabbi Amar issues Yom Kippur coronavirus ruling

Rabbi Amar issues Yom Kippur coronavirus ruling

Rishon LeZion and Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shlomo Amar instructs patients over age of 65 with symptoms to eat normally on Yom Kippur.Hezki Baruch, Saturday, 11:17 PM
Laws for Yom Kippur 5781 during the covid pandemic

Laws for Yom Kippur 5781 during the covid pandemic

Summary of the laws that pertain to the holiest and most solemn day of the Jewish year with additions in light of the covid pandemic.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, Saturday, 9:00 PM
Yom Kippur dialogues

Yom Kippur dialogues

A time of dialogue with oneself, Rabbis, writings, friends, and that ultimate dialogue with the Creator which is the essence of Yom Kippur.Dr. Inna Rogatchi, Friday, 11:40 AM
United passenger takes Yom Kippur dilemma to airline’s CEO - and has flight time changed

United passenger takes Yom Kippur dilemma to airline’s CEO - and has flight time changed

Passenger who couldn’t make a United Airlines flight to Israel due to Yom Kippur goes right to the top for an accommodation - and it works.Marcy Oster, JTA, Thursday, 7:55 AM
Days of awe (and loopholes)

Days of awe (and loopholes)

Everyone is blaming everyone else, lignoring rules, and not looking in the mirror. It’s not exactly the spirit of the Days of Awe, Op-edRuthie Blum, Thursday, 2:00 AM
The power of Yom Kippur's forgiveness for Jew and non-Jew alike

The power of Yom Kippur's forgiveness for Jew and non-Jew alike

Yom Kippur: How to change your spiritual DNA? How does Torah define sin, and what makes repentance real?Rabbi Chaim Richman and Jim Long, Thursday, 1:06 AM
The Yom Kippur 1942 sermon Stephen Wise didn't give

The Yom Kippur 1942 sermon Stephen Wise didn't give

Erev Yom Kippur, Wise received the confirmed report of Nazi massacres of Jews all over Poland. He chose to speak about other things.Op-ed..Dr. Rafael Medoff, Wednesday, 6:39 PM
Jewish Agency: Send us prayers to be placed in the Western Wall

Jewish Agency: Send us prayers to be placed in the Western Wall

The Jewish Agency is gathering prayers of Jews from Israel and around the world and placing them among the stones of the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva, Wednesday, 4:28 PM
Agreement purportedly reached on plan for Yom Kippur prayers

Agreement purportedly reached on plan for Yom Kippur prayers

According to apparent outline, up to 20 will be allowed to pray together in open space, at a distance of up to a kilometer from home.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 4:01 PM
 Chief Rabbi: Same rules must apply to both protests and prayers

Chief Rabbi: Same rules must apply to both protests and prayers

Rabbi Lau concedes that synagogues can be shut on Yom Kippur - as long as demonstrations are restricted too.Hezki Baruch, Wednesday, 11:11 AM
The wondrous two he-goats

The wondrous two he-goats

Is atonement for sins between man and Hashem dependent on his having appeased his fellow man, for any sins against him?Danny Ginsbourg, Wednesday, 10:53 AM
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri: Synagogues must remain open on Yom Kippur

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri: Synagogues must remain open on Yom Kippur

For the remainder of lockdown, Deri concedes that prayers will be held outdoors only - as long as protests are also restricted.Hezki Baruch, Wednesday, 10:50 AM
Sivan Rahav-Meir/ The Daily Portion / A little commitment

Sivan Rahav-Meir/ The Daily Portion / A little commitment

The soul, too, needs a new garment for the holidayץ It is called commitment.Sivan Rahav-Meir/, Wednesday, 10:13 AM
Ten tidbits of advice for the Ten Days of Repentance

Ten tidbits of advice for the Ten Days of Repentance

"They... have lost counsel" says God in the coming Torah portion. Read ten out of the many tidbits of advice that are found in the Torah.Rav Avigdor Miller, Tuesday, 11:06 AM
Hearing in trial of Hyper Cacher killings set for Yom Kippur, court won’t change the date

Hearing in trial of Hyper Cacher killings set for Yom Kippur, court won’t change the date

French court refuses to reschedule Yom Kippur hearing in trial of terrorists responsible for deadly attack on kosher store in Paris.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, Monday, 1:56 PM
HIgher and lower chutzpah

HIgher and lower chutzpah

There are two ways of looking at people who have problems with religion.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, Monday, 1:29 PM
Preparing to hold holiday prayers - outside the synagogue

Preparing to hold holiday prayers - outside the synagogue

'We need to prepare for High Holidays so that we can provide everyone with what they need,' head of synagogue association tells Arutz Sheva.Nitzan Kedar, 7/28/2020, 11:15 AM
Germany: Synagogue shooter starts trial with racist rant

Germany: Synagogue shooter starts trial with racist rant

Man who killed 2 in attempt to storm synagogue on Yom Kippur tells court Germany replaced him with Muslims and Africans.AFP, 7/21/2020, 6:00 PM
Police response to German synagogue attack under investigation

Police response to German synagogue attack under investigation

Surveillance video of Yom Kippur attack in Halle raises questions about police response and readiness.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2020, 1:03 AM
Meet the rabbi who led services in Saddam Hussein’s palace

Meet the rabbi who led services in Saddam Hussein’s palace

Today, David Goldstrom, 53, is the chief of chaplains at the Atlanta VA Health Care System.Ben Sales/JTA, 11/9/2019, 11:24 PM
Latest Science: How to Have A Healthy Yom Kippur Fast

Latest Science: How to Have A Healthy Yom Kippur Fast

Newest research shows us there may be ways to not only fully fast on Yom Kippur, but actually increase mental clarity and overall health., 10/25/2019, 12:00 AM
Backpack set alight near Brooklyn Jewish center over Yom Kippur

Backpack set alight near Brooklyn Jewish center over Yom Kippur

Backpack set alight and left on the steps of Jewish center considered "non-bias incident," NYPD says.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/10/2019, 1:55 PM
Itai Margi, 8, named boy killed in Tel Aviv Yom Kippur accident

Itai Margi, 8, named boy killed in Tel Aviv Yom Kippur accident

Breathalyzer examination of suspect driver reveals he was not under influence of alcohol.Mordechai Sones, 10/10/2019, 10:57 AM
Watch: Yeshiva students dance with emotion after Yom Kippur

Watch: Yeshiva students dance with emotion after Yom Kippur

Rabbis and students at Sderot hesder yeshiva conclude Yom Kippur prayers with emotion-filled dancing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2019, 8:25 AM
'Increase security in synagogues in Germany'

'Increase security in synagogues in Germany'

The Chief Rabbi of Berlin, Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, received news of the attack in Halle during Yom Kippur prayers.Nitsan Keidar, 10/10/2019, 3:15 AM
Yom Kippur ends, preparations for Sukkot begin

Yom Kippur ends, preparations for Sukkot begin

Tens of thousands of Jews across Israel attended synagogues on Yom Kippur. Israeli Jews are now preparing for the holiday of Sukkot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2019, 8:39 PM
MDA: 1,852 people evacuated to hospitals on Yom Kippur

MDA: 1,852 people evacuated to hospitals on Yom Kippur

The count includes two children who were killed in car accidents while riding their bikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2019, 8:06 PM
2 shot dead outside German synagogue on Yom Kippur

2 shot dead outside German synagogue on Yom Kippur

Multiple gunmen attempt to enter synagogue in Halle, Germany on holiest day of Jewish calendar.AFP, 10/9/2019, 7:17 PM
Watch: IDF Chief Cantor sings ‘Kol Nidre’

Watch: IDF Chief Cantor sings ‘Kol Nidre’

IDF Cantor and Rabbinical Choir in rendition of Kol Nidre, which has been part of the Yom Kippur service for over 1000 years.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/9/2019, 12:14 AM
'May you be sealed in the Book of Life'

'May you be sealed in the Book of Life'

US President publishes special message in honor of Yom Kippur.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/8/2019, 6:23 PM
Trying to keep Yom Kippur - in the middle of an Arab village

Trying to keep Yom Kippur - in the middle of an Arab village

Yom Kippur Monologue: After being rescued from an Arab village by Yad L'Achim, Jewish woman recalls struggle to observe Yom Kippur in secretYafit A., 10/8/2019, 1:11 PM
Here's when Yom Kippur begins and ends

Here's when Yom Kippur begins and ends

Last flight into Tel Aviv lands in early afternoon, as Israelis and Jews around the world prepare for holiest day of the year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2019, 12:48 PM
Hot and dry weather for Yom Kippur

Hot and dry weather for Yom Kippur

Temperatures to remain above seasonal average until Thursday, forecasters say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2019, 11:27 AM
Police to block Arab traffic into west Jerusalem on Yom Kippur

Police to block Arab traffic into west Jerusalem on Yom Kippur

112 makeshift barriers to block Arab traffic into Jewish neighborhoods - primarily in western Jerusalem - during Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2019, 9:25 AM
What gives Kol Nidre its unique power?

What gives Kol Nidre its unique power?

Why do Jews from all walks of life come to the Yom Kippur eve Kol Nidre service in awe? Rabbi Sacks' whattsapp messages on the Yom Kippur service: Kol Nidre, Avinu Malkeinu (Our Father, our King), Vidui (Confession), Mussaf and Neila (endng prayer).Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 10/8/2019, 5:28 AM
Thoughts for Yom Kippur: Where do we go from here?

Thoughts for Yom Kippur: Where do we go from here?

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur force us to get real with what we truly want.Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 10/8/2019, 4:45 AM
Watch: Selichot at the Western Wall

Watch: Selichot at the Western Wall

Thousands at the Western Wall for final Selichot prayer before Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2019, 11:59 PM
Forgiving others and forgiving ourselves

Forgiving others and forgiving ourselves

The Story of Jonah: This Yom Kippur, Don’t Forget to Pray for the Whole World.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitschak Reuven, 10/7/2019, 10:27 PM
'Most Israelis seek to connect to their heritage'

'Most Israelis seek to connect to their heritage'

Tzohar to hold 350 free, public, Yom Kippur prayer services around Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2019, 2:47 PM
Poll: 60% of Israelis will fast this Yom Kippur

Poll: 60% of Israelis will fast this Yom Kippur

Fewer Israelis plan to fast this Yom Kippur compared to previous years, less than half plan on praying in synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2019, 10:13 AM
PA condemns closure of Cave of Patriarchs on Yom Kippur

PA condemns closure of Cave of Patriarchs on Yom Kippur

PA official says Israeli decision to close the Cave of the Patriarchs on Yom Kippur is "a blatant attack on Muslims".Dalit Halevi, 10/7/2019, 4:11 AM
Watch: Selichot at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Watch: Selichot at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Selichot services ahead of Yom Kippur attended by the Chief Rabbis of Israel and Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2019, 12:53 AM
Learning Torah on the eve of Yom Kippur

Learning Torah on the eve of Yom Kippur

More than 2,000 people in attendance for marathon day of Shiurim organized by OU Israel on the eve of Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2019, 11:31 PM
The biggest Selichot tour in Israel

The biggest Selichot tour in Israel

The tour began on Mount Herzel and continued to Nachlaot, Mahane Yehuda, the Old City, Armon Hanatziv and Rachel's Tomb.Orly Harari, 10/6/2019, 10:59 PM
Live: OU Israel's 'Torah Yerushalayim' day of study

Live: OU Israel's 'Torah Yerushalayim' day of study

One Torah, One people, One place. OU Israel presents a special of learning ahead of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.Arutz Sheva, 10/6/2019, 10:04 PM
Jewish Labour MP could be ousted on Yom Kippur

Jewish Labour MP could be ousted on Yom Kippur

Veteran Jewish MP from Britain’s Labour party faces no-confidence vote which is scheduled for Erev Yom Kippur.Elad Benari, 10/4/2019, 5:44 AM
Watch: Saudi blogger sings 'Avinu Malkeinu'

Watch: Saudi blogger sings 'Avinu Malkeinu'

Mohammed Saud wishes Jews a happy Yom Kippur., 10/1/2019, 11:50 PM
Site playing synagogue matchmaker tops 1,100 synagogues

Site playing synagogue matchmaker tops 1,100 synagogues

Over 1,100 synagogues offer young Jewish people free High Holidays seats.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/24/2019, 2:29 PM
LA Jewish center sued to prevent kapparot ritual

LA Jewish center sued to prevent kapparot ritual

Animal rights group launches lawsuit against Hills Hebrew Discovery Center to prevent pre-Yom Kippur ritual involving chickens.Marcy Oster/JTA, 7/29/2019, 5:34 PM
Texas school demands mother prove daughter is Jewish for absence

Texas school demands mother prove daughter is Jewish for absence

North Texas school district requests mother furnish proof that daughter is Jewish in order to excuse Yom Kippur absence.JTA, 10/21/2018, 10:53 PM
Man arrested in Yom Kippur rock attack on Polish synagogue

Man arrested in Yom Kippur rock attack on Polish synagogue

Man accused of hurling a rock through the window of a synagogue in the Polish city of Gdansk on Yom Kippur arrested.JTA, 9/23/2018, 2:01 PM
Emergency medics treat 1,728 people over Yom Kippur

Emergency medics treat 1,728 people over Yom Kippur

Magen David Adom teams had a busy Yom Kippur, treating 1,728 people - including 228 who felt ill from the fast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2018, 8:39 PM