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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

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

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

Israeli Tennis Players Penalized

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

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 For 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 Most Solemn Day of the Year

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 Yom Kippur Hate Forum

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: 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: Peace 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

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. 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

Cops Help Out Stranded Motorists Before Yom Kippur

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 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

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

Israel Closes Airspace, Border Crossings Friday

As part of the Jewish nation's preparations for the holy Day of Atonement, Israel will close its borders for the holiday of Yom Kippur.Chana Ya'ar, 10/6/2011, 3:08 PM

Israel's 'House Divided' Unites on Yom Kippur

Jews 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. Chana Ya'ar, 10/6/2011, 12:24 PM

Tel Aviv Stops Rent-a-Bike Service on Yom Kippur

Tel Aviv mayor orders city-sponsored bicycle rental company to cease operations. The company rented bicycles for Yom Kippur.Elad Benari, 10/5/2011, 4:14 AM

Kibbutzim See Rise in Demand for Holiday Services

Israel's kibbutzim and moshavim have seen an increasing demand for Jewish services for the holidays - and volunteers are needed.A7 Staff, 10/3/2011, 9:11 PM

Special Arrangements for Yom Kippur in Hevron

Israelis have begun a new tradition of spending Yom Kippur in Hevron. Registration is on.A7 Staff, 9/21/2011, 7:10 PM

Global Shofar FlashMob Held Around the World

Jews around the world gathered on Sunday for first-ever global Shofar FlashMob, a two-minute shofar blowing and call for repentance.Elad Benari, 9/19/2011, 4:13 AM

Marathon-Yom Kippur Conflict

Jewish runners express concerns over Chicago Marathon to take place after Yom Kippur. Fast will make it hard for runners to participate.Elad Benari, 1/5/2011, 5:43 AM

Yom Kippur to be Cool, Cloudy

Yom Kippur is expected to be cool and cloudy, with a chance of light rainfall in the north.Maayana Miskin, 9/17/2010, 1:05 PM

MKs Seek Forgiveness for Freeze

MKs from the Jewish Home and Yisrael Beiteinu parties apologize before Yom Kippur for the Judea and Samaria construction freeze.Maayana Miskin, 9/17/2010, 10:58 AM

Grant Will Miss Yom Kippur Game

Avram Grant will not be at his team’s game Saturday in order to observe Yom Kippur.Elad Benari, 9/17/2010, 5:10 AM

50,000 in Tzohar's Yom Kippur

The Tzohar rabbinic organization's 'Praying Together on Yom Kippur' program allows secular Jews to join the services and feel at home. Gil Ronen, 9/16/2010, 9:14 PM

Yom Kippur in Cape Town

Chabad 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.Eli Stutz, 9/16/2010, 5:42 PM

When Israel Stops, Looks Inward

The highest of the High Holidays – Yom Kippur – begins Friday night, and Jews world-wide are preparing by seeking to become better people.Hillel Fendel, 9/16/2010, 2:54 PM

Ultra-Orthodox Most Polite

First ever national politeness survey conducted in Israel ahead of Yom Kippur.Elad Benari, 9/16/2010, 1:42 AM

Boo Hoo, I Fell

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‘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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/15/2010, 3:40 PM

Jews Spend Holiday in Homesh

Jews flocked to Homesh for the Yom Kippur holiday. IDF troops attempted to expel the worshippers, but were unsuccessful.Maayana Miskin, 9/29/2009, 8:09 AM

World Forecast for Yom Kippur

Temperatures will be comfortable around the world during the 25-hour Yom Kippur fast, which begins at sundown Sunday. Showers possible in Israel.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/27/2009, 1:00 AM