Mother & Daughter Hit By Car Going to Yom Kippur Services

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

Chief Rabbi Meets Archbishop 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 for Many

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

Preparing for Yom Kippur: Live 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

Despite ‘Pagan’ Slam, Chicken Kaparot Going Strong

Many continue tradition of using live chickens for the kaparot ritual. Pictures from Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva, 9/10/2013, 3:58 PM

Thousands Recite Selichot at the Western Wall

Jewish worshippers flock to the Kotel (Western Wall) to take part in penitential prayers in the run up to Yom Kippur.Ari Soffer and Hezki Baruch, 9/10/2013, 11:04 AM

South Tel-Avivians Plea: 'Protect the Sanctity of Yom Kippur'

Residents of south Tel Aviv urge the mayor to crack down on public desecration of the holy day by illegal immigrants.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/9/2013, 5:52 PM

Removing the Number One Stumbling Block in Your Life

What's your sin - the one that prevents you from making spiritual progress?Yaakov Weiland, 9/9/2013, 2:37 PM

MK Lipman: Chicken Kaparot a 'Pagan' Ritual

Hareidi MK says ritual is needlessly cruel, when coins or flowers can be used instead of a live bird.Gil Ronen, 9/9/2013, 12:13 PM

Video: Coming Clean in Yom Kippur

The message from's video: try your best, and God takes you all the wayArutz Sheva, 9/8/2013, 8:47 PM

40,000 Expected by Tzohar for Yom Kippur

the Tzohar organization will be organizing prayers at 250 locations around Israel for Yom Kippur, with 40,000 people expectedDavid Lev, 9/8/2013, 8:19 PM

Hotline to Give Halakhic Guidance for Yom Kippur Medical Issues

A halakhic hotline will help callers determine whether or not they can take medicine, eat, drink, or travel to the hospital on Yom Kippur.David Lev, 9/8/2013, 6:02 PM

The Fast of Gedaliah: A Jewish Leader Assassinated

The day after Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish community fasts in memory of a leader's tragic death and its disastrous aftermath.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/8/2013, 10:44 AM

After Rosh Hashana, Countdown to Yom Kippur

No unusual events were registered during the long holiday weekend. Ten Days of Teshuva begin.Arutz Sheva, 9/7/2013, 8:27 PM

Hiddush Advocates for Israeli Tennis Team's Punishment

When the Israel Davis Cup team was penalized for refusing to compete on Yom Kippur, "Hiddush" advocated for freedom of religion for Israel.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/16/2013, 12:13 AM

Israeli Tennis Team Fined for Refusing to Play on Yom Kippur

The Israel Davis Cup team will be fined 10,000 euros for refusing to compete on Yom Kippur and asking to postpone the game by one day.Elad Benari, 8/12/2013, 4:44 AM

Musician Reschedules UK Tour Due to Jewish Holidays

Musician Leonard Cohen has rescheduled two dates on his UK tour after realizing they fell out on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.Rina Tzvi , 7/2/2013, 9:19 PM

Purim Kicks Off with Reading of Megillah

Not many know that the holiday of costumes and revelry is one of Judaism's most holy days.Gil Ronen and Rochel Sylvetsky, 2/23/2013, 7:33 PM

Australian Election Scheduled For Yom Kippur

Australian PM Gillard stunned constituents and angered Jewish voters by announcing that the national elections will be held on September 14.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/30/2013, 5:05 PM

Missing Brooklyn Teen Found Alive, Healthy

A teenage boy who went missing in Brooklyn after Yom Kippur has been found alive and healthy, according to New York City police. Chana Ya'ar, 10/3/2012, 8:31 AM

Chief Rabbi: Israel Will Win – with or without US

Israel will defeat Iran, with or without the US, says Chief Rabbi Metzger, who asks Jews to focus on good relations with others. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/25/2012, 12:43 PM

Kol Nidre Ushers in Yom Kippur Fast: Reflection and Atonement

The most solemn day of the year begins Tuesday eve. A time to pray, to think about who we are and where we are going. Chatima Tova.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2012, 12:42 PM

The Yom Kippur Clincher

Even before the famous story of how Jewish baseball legend Sandy Koufax took the holiday off, Yom Kippur and Baseball have been linked, but not so much anymore. The author tries to find a connection Yonatan Sredni, 9/25/2012, 8:10 AM

Yom Kippur: Tips for Easier Fasting

As Jewish people around the world prepare for Yom Kippur, Arutz Sheva brings you some tips on how to prepare for the 25-hour fast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2012, 7:51 AM

Thousands Participate in Selichot at Kotel

Tens of thousands take part in the last Selichot prayers before Yom Kippur at the Kotel (Western Wall).Elad Benari, 9/25/2012, 4:14 AM

IDF Imposes Closure on PA Areas During Yom Kippur

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz decides on a general closure of PA-assigned areas during Yom Kippur.Elad Benari, 9/25/2012, 12:15 AM

House Urges Obama to Prevent Ahmadinejad UN Speech on Yom Kippur

The House of Representatives introduced a resolution that calls on US to pressure UN to prevent Ahmadinejad from addressing GA on Yom KippurRachel Hirshfeld, 9/24/2012, 7:21 PM

IDF High Holiday Video Prayer of Tears and Hope

The military releases a gripping video of an IDF Cantor’s recital of the “U-Netaneh Tokef” prayer with background of soldiers in battle. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/24/2012, 3:30 PM

SMS Calls Ukraine’s Jews to Pray on Yom Kippur

Ukraine’s Chief Rabbi is announcing prayer times by SMS to encourage Jews to attend synagogue on Yom Kippur. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/24/2012, 1:38 PM

Rabbis Laud Romney: 'Stated Halakhah on Land of Israel'

Pikuach Nefesh rabbis happy with Mitt Romney's "sober" view regarding conceding land to the Arabs.Gil Ronen, 9/23/2012, 8:42 PM

Countdown to Moshiach: Worldwide Jewish Prayer at 11 A.M. EDT

Jews worldwide will simultaneously be part of a unique worldwide Jewish Prayer for Peace and Moshiach at 5 pm Sunday, 11 am EDT.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/23/2012, 2:35 PM

20 Buses from All of Israel to Converge on Hevron Sunday night

Selichot community prayer event in Hevron aims at uniting Jewish people from all over the countryAnnie Lubin, 9/23/2012, 11:15 AM

Israeli Law Center Sues Ahmadinejad's NYC Hotel

An Israeli law center is suing a NYC hotel that agreed to host the Iranian President during his visit next week, when he will address UN.Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/19/2012, 3:27 PM

Ahmadinejad to Address U.N. General Assembly on Yom Kippur

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on Yom Kippur.Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/10/2012, 12:27 PM

ADL: 'Think Security' During High Holidays

ADL is reaching out to synagogues and Jewish communities across the country, providing them with security information prior to High HolidaysRachel Hirshfeld , 8/30/2012, 8:03 PM

Arab Wedding Hall Disturbs Jews on Yom Kippur

Jewish residents of Har Homa disturbed by nearby wedding hall on the holiest day of the year. The police did nothing.Elad Benari, 10/10/2011, 4:15 AM

Minutes Before Yom Kippur, Cops Help Out Stranded Motorists

What do you do when your car breaks down minutes before Yom Kippur? In Israel, you call the cops for a "lift" home, of course!David Lev, 10/9/2011, 10:14 AM

Yom Kippur Marked in Homesh

The town of Homesh continues its unofficial rebuilding with Yom Kippur prayers including rabbis, academics and more.Maayana Miskin, 10/8/2011, 11:31 PM

Yom Kippur Ends, Jews Prepare for Sukkot

Sounds of the shofar reverberated throughout the land as Day of Atonement drew to a close. Gil Ronen, 10/8/2011, 7:17 PM

Yom Kippur – Our Spiritual Mission

Yom Kippur readies us for our spiritual mission as partners in our own creation.Gabe Kahn., 10/7/2011, 3:35 PM

Video: A Yom Kippur Message for Raising Awareness

Yom Kippur is about repentance, but it is also about being there for one another. Gmar Chatima Tova from Arutz Sheva!Rabbi Chaim Richman, 10/7/2011, 1:47 PM

Yom Kippur: Israel Stops and Reflects

Yom Kippur – the solemn Day of Atonement-begins Friday night. The Yom Kippur War broke out in 1973 during prayers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2011, 1:08 PM

Israel Gets Ready for Yom Kippur; Tips for Easier Fasting

Soldiers, police, paramedics, rabbis and ordinary Israelis are each doing their part to prepare for the holiest day of the Jewish year. Maayana Miskin, 10/7/2011, 11:07 AM

Video: Jews Shout Out to G-d at the Western Wall

Tzfat's Rabbi, Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, led a special Selichot service in the Western Wall. "We're praying to G-d by shouting out to him."Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 10/7/2011, 9:56 AM

Video: Jews Pray at the Tomb of Joseph

More than 2,000 Jews entered Kever Yosef for Selichot prayers. "May we return to Kever Yosef and increase our control here."Elad Benari & Hillel Maeir, 10/7/2011, 5:40 AM

Chabad's Kaparot Chicken Help the Needy

Colel Chabad has come up with a solution to the many chickens that are slaughtered as part of the Kaparot ceremony: Feed them to the needy.Elad Benari, 10/7/2011, 2:42 AM

IDF: 15,000 Water Bags for Fasting Soldiers

Special water bags contain 40 ml. of water, to be made available for soldiers on operational duty who feel faintGil Ronen, 10/6/2011, 10:47 PM