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

Israel Closes Airspace, Border Crossings for Yom Kippur

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 Yom Kippur 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

Spend Yom Kippur in Hevron, Pray at the Cave of the Patriarchs

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

Chicago Marathon to Conflict with Yom Kippur

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 Forecast: Cool and 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

Israeli Coach to Miss Game for Yom Kippur

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 Secular Israelis Join Tzohar's Yom Kippur Initiative

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

Cape Town Jews Get Ready to Swing, Hop, and Eat Pizza in the Hut

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

Yom Kippur: 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

Survey: Ultra-Orthodox Israelis Are 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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Israel Accused of ‘Snubbing' EU for Banning Yom Kippur Visit

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 Evade IDF, Spend Yom Kippur 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

Around the World in 25 Hours: 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

Yom Kippur in WWI: The Baal Neilah

Soldiers who knew that any second their lives or their loved ones' lives could be ended. Larry Domnitch, 9/21/2015, 5:42 PM

Do We Make Secular Jews Feel Welcome in Synagogue?

"Ten Commandments” for making Synagogues a more welcoming Place for secular Jews.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 10/20/2014, 1:12 PM

Halakhot of Yom Kippur That Falls on Shabbat

A comprehensive guide for this year's fast, which is on Shabbat.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 10/2/2014, 8:45 AM