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News and updates about Yom Kippur

Emor (Diaspora): The shame culture

The USA used to be a guilt culture but has skewed toward a shame culture with no forgiveness. Judaism is a guilt culture. Hence Yom Kippur.

Emor (Diaspora): The shame culture

Maine school district removes High Holy Days from school calendar

Only months after adding High Holy Days as official school holidays, Lewiston, Maine school district criticized for removing them.

Maine district removes High Holy Days from school calendar

Germany: Police officer under investigation for letters to killer

A German police officer allegedly sent fan mail to the gunman who attacked a synagogue on Yom Kippur.

German police officer under investigation for letters to killer

Jon Ossoff condemns anti-Semitic graffiti at Georgia schools

In a Yom Kippur speech, Sen. Jon Ossoff condemned anti-Semitism at Georgia high schools.

Jon Ossoff condemns anti-Semitic graffiti at Georgia schools

New Jersey school defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti on eve of Yom Kippur

Hate incident denounced by city of Glen Rock and local politicians, but school board still searching for whoever was responsible.

NJ school defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti on Yom Kippur eve

Fewer tests, fewer positive: 3,171 diagnosed with coronavirus on Yom Kippur

Number of new infections drops with number of coronavirus tests performed. Positivity rate remains high, at 6.33%.

Fewer tests, fewer positive: 3,171 diagnosed with coronavirus

Suspicion: Driver who killed 12-year-old on Yom Kippur was drunk

Aran Azulai was convicted in 2014 and 2015 of drunk driving, report says.

Suspicion: Driver who killed 12-year-old on Yom Kippur was drunk

Netanyahu attends Ne'ilah Yom Kippur service at Western Wall

Opposition leader concludes Yom Kippur fast by joining the closing prayers of the day at the Western Wall.

Netanyahu attends Ne'ilah Yom Kippur service at Western Wall

Thousands attend Yom Kippur prayers in Dizengoff Square

Led by the Rosh Yehudi center, services in the heart of Tel Aviv drew massive crowds throughout Yom Kippur.

Thousands attend Yom Kippur prayers in Dizengoff Squareplayer

4 arrested in plot to attack German synagogue on Yom Kippur

Alleged Islamist plot to attack synagogue in Hagen on holiest day of the Jewish calendar foiled.

4 arrested in plot to attack German synagogue on Yom Kippur

12-year-old on bicycle killed on Yom Kippur

18 injuries or fatalities from traffic accidents occur across the country on Yom Kippur.

12-year-old on bicycle killed on Yom Kippur

Gmar Chatima Tova from Arutz Sheva!

Arutz Sheva wishes our readers a meaningful fast. News coverage ends this evening, resumes tomorrow evening.

Gmar Chatima Tova from Arutz Sheva!

Ambassador Erdan: G'mar Chatima Tova!

Israel’s US and UN Ambassador: Tonight & tomorrow, I will pray for Jews all around the world to be inscribed & sealed in the book of life.

Ambassador Erdan: G'mar Chatima Tova!player

Magen David Adom on high alert as Yom Kippur begins

MDA stations throughout the country reinforced on Yom Kippur. Hospitals will operate in an emergency format.

Magen David Adom on high alert as Yom Kippur begins

President Joe Biden wishes the Jewish community a meaningful fast on Yom Kippur

President Biden releases Yom Kippur statement wishing the Jewish community "an easy and meaningful fast."

President Joe Biden's Yom Kippur message to Jewish community

'I stand by my decision - Israel is getting back to normal'

Ahead of Yom Kippur, PM Bennett calls on the unvaccinated to get the jab, and touts his foreign policy and budgetary accomplishments.

'I stand by my decision - Israel is getting back to normal'

Kiryat Shmona yeshiva students to spend Yom Kippur on kibbutzim

'We're very glad yeshiva students are joining our kibbutz's prayers, it connects us to our heritage,' says Netanel Dik of Kibbutz Manara.

Kiryat Shmona yeshiva students to spend Yom Kippur on kibbutzim

Jerusalem chief rabbi orders women's mikvahs closed

'I hear my friends crying, their grandmothers immersed before Yom Kippur - but this year the chief rabbi is preventing it,' former MK says.

Jerusalem chief rabbi orders women's mikvahs closed

Israel ratchets up security ahead of Yom Kippur

Following stabbing attack in Jerusalem, Israel beefs up security on eve of Yom Kippur holiday, with large numbers of police in the capital.

Israel ratchets up security ahead of Yom Kippur

Air traffic to Israel to halt at 1:35pm ahead of Yom Kippur

Flights scheduled to resume at 11pm tomorrow (Thursday).

Air traffic to Israel to halt at 1:35pm ahead of Yom Kippur

For we are Your people

Preparing for Yom Kippur.

For we are Your people

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - Guide for the Perplexed

A summary of facts and background informaation concerning the holiest day of the Jewish year. Op-ed.

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - Guide for the Perplexed

Yom Kippur: The essential Zionist holiday

Are we missing out on the essence of Yom Kippur, on what Jewish prayer is, who we are as a Jewish People, where our destiny lies? Op-ed.

Yom Kippur: The essential Zionist holiday

Yom HakiPurim and Purim

The similarity in names is not coincidental.

Yom HakiPurim and Purim

Laws for Yom Kippur 5782 during the covid pandemic

Summary of the laws that pertain to the holiest and most solemn day of the Jewish year with additions in light of the covid pandemic.

Laws for Yom Kippur 5782 during the covid pandemic

Who does PM Bennett ask forgiveness from?

Prime Minister gives interview in which he admits to a mistake for which he seeks forgiveness ahead of Yom Kippur.

Who does PM Bennett ask forgiveness from?

My Experience Praying With Rav Kanievsky On Yom Kippur

Last year, I had an experience that I never thought that I, a regular guy from Lakewood, would be able to have.

My Experience Praying With Rav Kanievsky On Yom Kippur

The Purification of Yom Kippur

The atonement promised to Israel on Yom Kippur expresses the special connection between God and Israel that does not depend on our actions.

The Purification of Yom Kippur

Father, forgive me

The Yom Kippur confession has no mention of keeping kosher, observing Shabbat, neglecting davening, failing to put on tefillin.

Father, forgive me

Jerusalem Mufti: Muslims outraged by shofar on Temple Mount

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem condemns 'extremist' calls for Jewish prayer, learning, and shofar blowing on Temple Mount.

Jerusalem Mufti: Muslims outraged by shofar on Temple Mount

Discovering Life's Purpose on Yom Kippur

How connecting to the expanded consciousness of Yom Kippur can allow us to recognize humanity's inner unity.

Discovering Life's Purpose on Yom Kippur

1,000 attend Yom Kippur service at minor league ballpark in New Jersey

Reform congregation in New Jersey uses minor league ballpark for Yom Kippur prayers, allowing worshippers to social distance.

NJ: 1,000 attend Yom Kippur service at minor league ballpark

An historic Yom Kippur

One thing was clear: this was one Yom Kippur that would not be forgotten.

An historic Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur outdoors in Israel was fantastic

Yom Kippur succeeded in embroidering a tapestry of the Jewish people at outdoor prayer. Op-ed.

Yom Kippur outdoors in Israel was fantastic

Hatzalah treats 1,537 people on Yom Kippur

United Hatzalah treats 124 patients who fainted over the fast, hundreds of victims of motor and bicycle accidents.

Hatzalah treats 1,537 people on Yom Kippur

Watch: Russia Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar ends Yom Kippur in Moscow

Chief Rabbi of Russia Rabbi Berel Lazar in Moscow, ushers out Yom Kippur 5781.

Watch: Russia Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar ends Yom Kippur in Moscowplayer

Jerusalem: coronavirus patient found in synagogue

Man with confirmed case of coronavirus fined after violating home isolation order and going to synagogue before Yom Kippur.

Jerusalem: COVID-19 patient found in synagogue

Gantz: I ask you - do not lend your hand to division and hatred

Ahead of Yom Kippur, Defense Minister calls for unity in the fight against the coronavirus.

'I ask you - do not lend your hand to division and hatred'

Ten tips for Yom Kippur this year

10 important tips regarding this year's Yom Kippur observance.

Ten tips for Yom Kippur this year

Yom Kippur Sermon: We will get through this together

We will be praying from the depths of our hearts and at the same time, God is calling upon us to do the most we can.

We will get through this together