'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.
Removing the Number One Stumbling Block in Your LifeWhat's your sin - the one that prevents you from making spiritual progress?
MK Lipman: Chicken Kaparot a 'Pagan' RitualHareidi MK says ritual is needlessly cruel, when coins or flowers can be used instead of a live bird.
Video: Coming Clean in Yom KippurThe message from Aish.com's video: try your best, and God takes you all the way
40,000 Expected by Tzohar for Yom Kippurthe Tzohar organization will be organizing prayers at 250 locations around Israel for Yom Kippur, with 40,000 people expected
Halakhic Guidance for Yom Kippur Medical IssuesA halakhic hotline will help callers determine whether or not they can take medicine, eat, drink, or travel to the hospital on Yom Kippur.
The Fast of GedaliahThe day after Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish community fasts in memory of a leader's tragic death and its disastrous aftermath.
After Rosh Hashana, Countdown to Yom KippurNo unusual events were registered during the long holiday weekend. Ten Days of Teshuva begin.
Israeli Tennis Players PenalizedWhen the Israel Davis Cup team was penalized for refusing to compete on Yom Kippur, "Hiddush" advocated for freedom of religion for Israel.
Team Fined for Refusing to Play on Yom KippurThe 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.
Musician Reschedules UK Tour For Jewish HolidaysMusician Leonard Cohen has rescheduled two dates on his UK tour after realizing they fell out on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Purim Kicks Off with Reading of MegillahNot many know that the holiday of costumes and revelry is one of Judaism's most holy days.
Australian Election Scheduled For Yom KippurAustralian PM Gillard stunned constituents and angered Jewish voters by announcing that the national elections will be held on September 14.
Missing Brooklyn Teen Found Alive, HealthyA teenage boy who went missing in Brooklyn after Yom Kippur has been found alive and healthy, according to New York City police.
Chief Rabbi: Israel Will Win – with or without USIsrael will defeat Iran, with or without the US, says Chief Rabbi Metzger, who asks Jews to focus on good relations with others.
Kol Nidre Ushers in Most Solemn Day of the YearThe 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.
The Yom Kippur ClincherEven 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
Yom Kippur: Tips for Easier FastingAs Jewish people around the world prepare for Yom Kippur, Arutz Sheva brings you some tips on how to prepare for the 25-hour fast.
Thousands Participate in Selichot at KotelTens of thousands take part in the last Selichot prayers before Yom Kippur at the Kotel (Western Wall).
IDF Imposes Closure on PA Areas During Yom KippurIDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz decides on a general closure of PA-assigned areas during Yom Kippur.
House Urges Obama to Prevent Yom Kippur Hate ForumThe House of Representatives introduced a resolution that calls on US to pressure UN to prevent Ahmadinejad from addressing GA on Yom Kippur
IDF High Holiday Video Prayer of Tears and HopeThe military releases a gripping video of an IDF Cantor’s recital of the “U-Netaneh Tokef” prayer with background of soldiers in battle.
SMS Calls Ukraine’s Jews to Pray on Yom KippurUkraine’s Chief Rabbi is announcing prayer times by SMS to encourage Jews to attend synagogue on Yom Kippur.
Rabbis: Romney 'Stated Halakhah on Land of Israel'Pikuach Nefesh rabbis happy with Mitt Romney's "sober" view regarding conceding land to the Arabs.
Countdown to Moshiach: Peace Prayer at 11 A.M. EDTJews worldwide will simultaneously be part of a unique worldwide Jewish Prayer for Peace and Moshiach at 5 pm Sunday, 11 am EDT.
20 buses from All of Israel to Converge on HevronSelichot community prayer event in Hevron aims at uniting Jewish people from all over the country
Israeli Law Center Sues Ahmadinejad's NYC HotelAn 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.
Ahmadinejad to Address U.N. on Yom KippurIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on Yom Kippur.
ADL: 'Think Security' During High HolidaysADL is reaching out to synagogues and Jewish communities across the country, providing them with security information prior to High Holidays
Arab Wedding Hall Disturbs Jews on Yom KippurJewish residents of Har Homa disturbed by nearby wedding hall on the holiest day of the year. The police did nothing.
Cops Help Out Stranded Motorists Before Yom KippurWhat do you do when your car breaks down minutes before Yom Kippur? In Israel, you call the cops for a "lift" home, of course!
Yom Kippur Marked in HomeshThe town of Homesh continues its unofficial rebuilding with Yom Kippur prayers including rabbis, academics and more.
Yom Kippur Ends, Jews Prepare for SukkotSounds of the shofar reverberated throughout the land as Day of Atonement drew to a close.
Yom Kippur – Our Spiritual MissionYom Kippur readies us for our spiritual mission as partners in our own creation.
Video: A Yom Kippur Message for AwarenessYom Kippur is about repentance, but it is also about being there for one another. Gmar Chatima Tova from Arutz Sheva!
Yom Kippur: Israel Stops and ReflectsYom Kippur – the solemn Day of Atonement-begins Friday night. The Yom Kippur War broke out in 1973 during prayers.
Israel Gets Ready for Yom KippurSoldiers, police, paramedics, rabbis and ordinary Israelis are each doing their part to prepare for the holiest day of the Jewish year.
Video: Jews Shout Out to G-d at the Western WallTzfat'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."
Video: Jews Pray at the Tomb of JosephMore than 2,000 Jews entered Kever Yosef for Selichot prayers. "May we return to Kever Yosef and increase our control here."
Chabad's Kaparot Chicken Help the NeedyColel 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.
IDF: 15,000 Water Bags for Fasting SoldiersSpecial water bags contain 40 ml. of water, to be made available for soldiers on operational duty who feel faint
Israel Closes Airspace, Border Crossings FridayAs part of the Jewish nation's preparations for the holy Day of Atonement, Israel will close its borders for the holiday of Yom Kippur.
Israel's 'House Divided' Unites on Yom KippurJews in Israel may be divided on many things, but they all come together on Yom Kippur. Arutz Sheva looks at what's happening this year.
Tel Aviv Stops Rent-a-Bike Service on Yom KippurTel Aviv mayor orders city-sponsored bicycle rental company to cease operations. The company rented bicycles for Yom Kippur.
Kibbutzim See Rise in Demand for Holiday ServicesIsrael's kibbutzim and moshavim have seen an increasing demand for Jewish services for the holidays - and volunteers are needed.
Special Arrangements for Yom Kippur in HevronIsraelis have begun a new tradition of spending Yom Kippur in Hevron. Registration is on.
Global Shofar FlashMob Held Around the WorldJews around the world gathered on Sunday for first-ever global Shofar FlashMob, a two-minute shofar blowing and call for repentance.
Marathon-Yom Kippur ConflictJewish runners express concerns over Chicago Marathon to take place after Yom Kippur. Fast will make it hard for runners to participate.
Yom Kippur to be Cool, CloudyYom Kippur is expected to be cool and cloudy, with a chance of light rainfall in the north.
MKs Seek Forgiveness for FreezeMKs from the Jewish Home and Yisrael Beiteinu parties apologize before Yom Kippur for the Judea and Samaria construction freeze.
Grant Will Miss Yom Kippur GameAvram Grant will not be at his team’s game Saturday in order to observe Yom Kippur.
50,000 in Tzohar's Yom KippurThe Tzohar rabbinic organization's 'Praying Together on Yom Kippur' program allows secular Jews to join the services and feel at home.
Yom Kippur in Cape TownChabad Rabbi Mendel Popack aims to inspire the Jews of Cape Town this holy day season with swinging chickens, Sukkah hop, and pizza in the hut.
When Israel Stops, Looks InwardThe highest of the High Holidays – Yom Kippur – begins Friday night, and Jews world-wide are preparing by seeking to become better people.
Ultra-Orthodox Most PoliteFirst ever national politeness survey conducted in Israel ahead of Yom Kippur.
‘Yom Kippur More Urgent than EU’European Union officials are upset over Israel’s banning their entry to Gaza hours before Yom Kippur, and they have declined alternative dates.