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News and updates about Yom Kippur

Jewish doctor ordered to pay after court date set for Yom Kippur

A Jewish family physician from Pennsylvania appealed a court ruling to pay $4.1 million Dollars, which he was not able to attend, because the session was held on Jewish holy day.

Jewish doctor ordered to pay after court date set for Yom Kippur

The Parsha and Current Events:When Jewish soldiers fall in war

When I heard of the travesty, and that she was not arrested for degrading Judaism, I knew that it would not pass without a divine reaction.

The Parsha and Current Events:When Jewish soldiers fall in war

Survey:

71% of Israelis say 'not legitimate' to disturb public prayer

Over 50% of secular Israelis oppose disruption of prayer services held outside synagogues.

71% of Israelis say 'not legitimate' to disturb public prayer

Report:

Protests also held against Yom Kippur prayers without partitions

A report by the Tel Aviv Religious Council reveals that protests against the prayers were also held in minyanim without partitions

Protests also held against Yom Kippur prayers without partitions

Sukkot lets us bring Yom Kippur's essence to the entire year

Our prayers, for example, offer a consistent way to make the longing for the Temple a regular part of our day.

Sukkot lets us bring Yom Kippur's essence to the entire year

Sephardic Chief Rabbi:

Secular public is jealous of us, and that creates hatred

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef harshly criticizes Tel Aviv protests against public prayers.

Secular public is jealous of us, and that creates hatred

Tel Aviv protest leader:

'We don't disturb prayers, this isn't why we protest'

A senior figure in the protest against the government denounces the interruption of Yom Kippur prayers in the city.

'We don't disturb prayers, this isn't why we protest'

Message in protest group: 'Our situation isn't good, we are few'

A message posted in a social media group for anti-government protesters warns Yom Kippur violence severely impacted support for protest.

Message in protest group: 'Our situation isn't good, we are few'

Unusual statement.

US reacts to Yom Kippur prayer violence in Tel Aviv

Biden admin says it supports right of worshipers to pray, protestors to demonstrate, is concerned by violence in Dizengoff Square.

US reacts to Yom Kippur prayer violence in Tel Aviv

Israel’s ‘democracy’ protesters destroy their own platform

The disgraceful mob attack in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur has far wider resonance.Op-ed.

Israel’s ‘democracy’ protesters destroy their own platform

Eyal Golan Tel Aviv violence:

'Only love for all will overcome this'

Singer Eyal Golan expresses horror at Yom Kippur violence, queries: 'If we can't pray as we wish - what is left?'

'Only love for all will overcome this'

The dark side of Israel’s ‘democracy’ debate is out in the open

The disruption of a public Orthodox prayer service in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur cannot be excused. Op-ed.

The dark side of Israel’s ‘democracy’ debate is  out in the open

Three Yom Kippur kibbutz experiences that speak for themselves

A contra to Tel Aviv.

Three Yom Kippur kibbutz experiences that speak for themselves

Tears in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur

We pray that our Jewish nation find a way to go forward together even with our differences. Op-ed.

Tears in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur in Haifa:

'They cursed and yelled: 'You aren't welcome here'

Leader of Jewish outreach group recounts how anti-religion demonstrators prevented him from holding prayer service.

'They cursed and yelled: 'You aren't welcome here'

Ben-Gvir backs down from Tel Aviv protest prayer service

The Minister canceled the plans after counter-protesters announced they would move their demonstration to prevent provocations.

Ben-Gvir backs down from Tel Aviv protest prayer service

Tel Aviv Yom Kippur incident:

Gantz: 'Both sides need to think'

National Unity chairman Benny Gantz called out both sides involved in the incident during which protesters disrupted Yom Kippur prayers.

Gantz: 'Both sides need to think'

Worshiper slams protesters: I am a secular high-techist

Left-wing activist praying at Dizengoff Square on Yom Kippur tells protesters: 'I protest with you every Saturday.'

Worshiper slams protesters: I am a secular high-techist

MK Milwidsky to INN:

'There's a group of people who want a civil war'

MK Hanoch Milbitsky accuses: 'A handful of madmen want to destroy Israel as we know it.'

'There's a group of people who want a civil war'

After Yom Kippur violence:

Tel Aviv considering cancelling Sukkot events

City says in light of Rosh Yehudi's violation of order prohibiting gender partition on Yom Kippur, other events could be canceled.

Tel Aviv considering cancelling Sukkot events

Rabbi Dov Lior:

'Yom Kippur rioters provoke a strong reaction in decent people'

Leading religious Zionist rabbi reacts to violent disruption of Yom Kippur prayer service in Tel Aviv.

'Yom Kippur rioters provoke a strong reaction in decent people'

The sickening hatred of Jews...by Jews

The Daf Yomi Siyum at MetLife stadium in New Jersey had over 90,000 people, with separate seating..America is a democracy. Is Israel? Op-ed.

The sickening hatred of Jews...by Jews

Yom Kippur’s Tel Aviv Jew-haters embody a strange Biblical verse

God allows purveyors of iniquity to bloom in seeming victory, but it is a pyrrhic victory. They have shown their true colors.Op-ed.

Yom Kippur’s Tel Aviv Jew-haters embody a strange Biblical verse

Rothman vs Ben-Gvir:

'Your intentions are good, your actions are not'

Religious Zionism party MK opposes plan by Otzma Yehudit leader to hold another prayer service at site of Yom Kippur clashes in Tel Aviv.

'Your intentions are good, your actions are not'

Protesters harass Jaffa worshippers

Alongside the protests against Yom Kippur prayers in Tel Aviv, demonstrators also disturbed the services being held in Jaffa.

Protesters harass Jaffa worshippers

Demand to remove consul who criticized Yom Kippur prayers

The Im Tirtzu movement calls for the removal of the Israeli Consul in Chicago after he criticized the public Yom Kippur prayers in Tel Aviv.

Demand to remove consul who criticized Yom Kippur prayers

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Everyone who fought us is in the dustbin of history'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu denounces claims that the prayers in Tel Aviv should have been moved to avoid disturbances.

'Everyone who fought us is in the dustbin of history'

Video: As Yom Kippur ends, song and dance in the Beit El Yeshiva

Students at the Beit El Yeshiva conclude Yom Kippur prayers with emotional singing and dancing.

Video: As Yom Kippur ends, song and dance in the Beit El Yeshiva

'Where are the professionally religious?'

Commentator Amit Segal demands condemnation of the Tel Aviv riot from all quarters.

'Where are the professionally religious?'

MK Sa'ar to leftist protesters

Don't be enticed to turn protest into a battle against religion

'Those who curse and shame religious Jews are not protecting the character of Tel Aviv as a liberal and free city,' MK Gideon Sa'ar says.

Don't be enticed to turn protest into a battle against religion

'Vehaviotem el har kadshi':

Yeshivat Hakotel students dance at the Western Wall

Students at Yeshivat Hakotel end the Yom Kippur prayers with song and dance, and a moving march to the Western Wall plaza.

Yeshivat Hakotel students dance at the Western Wall

'If it bothers you so much, hold your own prayer service'

TV personality Erez Tal suggests a different way to handle gender separation in Tel Aviv prayer services.

'If it bothers you so much, hold your own prayer service'

Video:

Sderot Yeshiva students dance at the conclusion of Yom Kippur

Following the fast of Yom Kippur, students at the Sderot hesder yeshiva break out in song and dance.

Sderot Yeshiva students dance at the conclusion of Yom Kippur

Video:

'Dad, why are the protesters saying 'shame' to the shofar?'

As Yom Kippur concludes in Tel Aviv, a young girl asks her father a poignant question: 'Why are they shouting 'shame' to the shofar?'

'Dad, why are the protesters saying 'shame' to the shofar?'

Protesters disturb Tzohar prayer service in Tel Aviv

In addition to the prayers in Dizengoff Square, the protesters also sought to disturb another prayer service at Habima Square in Tel Aviv.

Protesters disturb Tzohar prayer service in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv riot:

'On Yom Kippur, there's a riot against Jews praying'

Numerous government figures spoke out about the riot that developed around a public Tel Aviv prayer service.

'On Yom Kippur, there's a riot against Jews praying'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

'Soon they'll attempt to ban circumcisions in Israel'

Safed Chief Rabbi responds to disruption of Yom Kippur prayer in Tel Aviv by left-wing protestors, court ruling barring Orthodox prayer.

'Soon they'll attempt to ban circumcisions in Israel'

Violent clashes at Tel Aviv prayer service

Protesters confronted worshipers who tried to pray with the traditional partition between men and women on Yom Kippur.

Violent clashes at Tel Aviv prayer service

MDA responds to 3,035 calls over Yom Kippur

Nearly 300 faint or suffer dehydration as a result of the fast. 170 women taken to the hospital in labor.

MDA responds to 3,035 calls over Yom Kippur

Watch: End of Yom Kippur Fast at the Western Wall

Thousands mark end of holiest day of the Jewish calendar with singing at Jerusalem holy site.

Watch: End of Yom Kippur Fast at the Western Wall

Yom Kippur ends:

The sound of the Shofar in the heart of Tel Aviv

As the Day of Atonement comes to an end the Rosh Yehudi organization held a mass prayer at Dizengoff Square

The sound of the Shofar in the heart of Tel Aviv

Gmar Chatima Tova from Israel National News!

Israel National News wishes our readers a meaningful fast. News coverage ends this evening, resumes tomorrow evening.

Gmar Chatima Tova from Israel National News!

Israel's Ambassador to the US:

'May this Day of Atonement help usher in peace'

Ambassador Michael Herzog ahead of Yom Kippur: I wish us all a truly meaningful day.

'May this Day of Atonement help usher in peace'

Likud minister:

'This year, I will attend synagogue on Yom Kippur'

Information Minister Galit Distel Atbaryan asks users on X to forgive her if she offended them.

'This year, I will attend synagogue on Yom Kippur'

Ambassador Erdan:

'It is never too late to change'

Israel’s UN Ambassador shares words from the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks ahead of Yom Kippur.

'It is never too late to change'

President Biden:

'May we all be sealed in the Book of Life'

US President Joe Biden issues statement on the occasion of Yom Kippur: Jill and I extend our best wishes on this sacred and solemn holiday.

'May we all be sealed in the Book of Life'

Illegal Arab infiltrator shows off impressive halakhic expertise

Palestinian arrested in Beit Shemesh for entering Israel illegally and selling chickens.

Illegal Arab infiltrator shows off impressive halakhic expertise

Chief Rabbi of the police holds prayer for security forces

Rabbi Rami Berachyahu leads a special prayer for the police who will be working to ensure the public's safety over Yom Kippur.

Chief Rabbi of the police holds prayer for security forces

President Herzog:

This is the time for soul-searching and national responsibility

Israel's president Isaac Herzog issues special statement for Yom Kippur.

This is the time for soul-searching and national responsibility

Scattering sparks, shattered vessels

We can reach a Yom Kippur even in our brokenness, as this is when we got the second tablets,a state of completeness within human existence.

Scattering sparks, shattered vessels

Laws of Yom Kippur

Questions about fasting and medication, illness, headaches, pregnancy on the most solemn day of the Jewish year.

Laws of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur and Yom Tov with Rav Yitzchok Hutner

On Yom Kippur Rav Hutner was restrained but he became very animated during the recitation of the Kohen Gadol's Avoda.

Yom Kippur and Yom Tov with Rav Yitzchok Hutner

My prayer for Yom Kippur 5784

We must wake up and understand that the evil intentions of our enemies are much more lethal to our existence than anything dividing us.Op-ed

My prayer for Yom Kippur 5784

Dozens of terrorist warnings for Yom Kippur

Thousands of police officers will be deployed throughout Israel, citizens called on to go to synagogue armed.

Dozens of terrorist warnings for Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur and the fixing of Nadav and Avihu's sin

A comparison of the atonement of Yom Kippur and the sin of Aaron's sons.

Yom Kippur and the fixing of Nadav and Avihu's sin

Laws for Yom Kippur 5784

Summary of the laws that pertain to the holiest and most solemn day of the Jewish year.

Laws for Yom Kippur 5784

A tale of two bank managers: The essence of Yom Kippur

If I’m Never Enough, I Give Up.

A tale of two bank managers: The essence of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur: The difference between hope and ‘good’ hope

What’s the difference between hope and ‘good’ hope? Surely all hope is good?

Yom Kippur: The difference between hope and ‘good’ hope

Court upholds Tel Aviv ban on Yom Kippur prayer partition

District Court allows municipality to ban gender partition mandate by Halakha at Dizengoff Square Yom Kippur prayers.

Court upholds Tel Aviv ban on Yom Kippur prayer partition

Yom Kippur: Get your head in the game

Yom Kippur.- It is an immersion that gets your head in the game. And it entails an acknowledgment that our heads were not in the game.

Yom Kippur: Get your head in the game