Mother & Daughter Hit By Car Going to Yom Kippur ServicesEsther Benzohar Ohayon and daughter, Orly, were hit on Friday night by a car while walking to a Jacksonville, FL synagogue.
Fogel Survivors Pray at New SynagogueAbout 400 prayed on Yom Kippur at the new synagogue in Itamar dedicated to slain family members.
Bnei Brak: Toddler Drowns in MikvehA 4-year-old girl drowned in a mikveh, apparently after its gate was left open and she wandered in.
Yom Kippur EndsNo extraordinary security-related events on the holy day, as hundreds of thousands flocked to synagogues.
Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget CutsLapid seeks forgiveness for failing to bring civil marriage, Sabbath busing, and hareidi enlistment to Israel.
A Halachic Guide to Yom KippurRabbi Baruch Efrati offers a halachic overview of the laws of Judaism's holiest day.
Jerusalem Security Heightened for Yom Kippur EvePolice are prepared to to respond immediately to the "Day of Rioting" called on by terrorist factions.
IDF Imposes Closure on PA-Assigned AreasDefense Minister Moshe Yaalon orders that the IDF impose a general closure on the Judea and Samaria over Yom Kippur.
Chief Rabbi Meets Archbishop to Assure a Peaceful Yom KippurA meeting between Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi David Lau and Archbishop Elias Chacour will keep the peace on Yom Kippur, the rabbi said
'Triple Whammy' May Mean a Tough Yom Kippur for ManyThe weather, the calendar, and the clock are conspiring to make this year's fast one of the most challenging in years for Israelis
Preparing for Yom Kippur: Live Q&A With Israeli Medical ExpertProfessor Eliyahu Sorkin, head of intensive care Israel's Ichilov Hospital and member of United Hatzala, answers your questions.
Rabbinate Weighs in on Kaparot ControversyThe Rabbinate supports use of chickens for ‘atonement’ ritual – but with caution.
Heat Wave to Hit WednesdayHot weather will last through Yom Kippur holiday - Health Ministry issues warning for the elderly.
Despite ‘Pagan’ Slam, Chicken Kaparot Going StrongMany continue tradition of using live chickens for the kaparot ritual. Pictures from Jerusalem.
Thousands Recite Selichot at the Western WallJewish worshippers flock to the Kotel (Western Wall) to take part in penitential prayers in the run up to Yom Kippur.
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.
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
Hotline to Give 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 Gedaliah: A Jewish Leader AssassinatedThe 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.
Hiddush Advocates for Israeli Tennis Team's PunishmentWhen the Israel Davis Cup team was penalized for refusing to compete on Yom Kippur, "Hiddush" advocated for freedom of religion for Israel.
Israeli Tennis 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 Due to 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 Yom Kippur Fast: Reflection and AtonementThe 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 Ahmadinejad UN Speech on Yom KippurThe 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 Laud 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: Worldwide Jewish 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 Hevron Sunday nightSelichot 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. General Assembly 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.
Minutes Before Yom Kippur, Cops Help Out Stranded MotoristsWhat 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 Raising 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 Kippur; Tips for Easier FastingSoldiers, 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 for Yom KippurAs part of the Jewish nation's preparations for the holy Day of Atonement, Israel will close its borders for the holiday of Yom Kippur.