Yom Kippur Australia

September 15, 2021 – September 16, 2021


Yom Kippur Event Information

Yom Kippur is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Also known as Day of Atonement, its central themes are repentance and atonement. Traditionally, the Jewish community observe this day with a 25-hour fasting and prayer period. In fact, many Jews spend most of their day in the synagogue. Then, once the day is over, a ram’s horn is blown to announce the end of Yom Kippur.

What is the Main Purpose of Yom Kippur?

The purpose of Yom Kippur is to deliver collective and individual purification. The Jewish community look to practice the forgiveness of sin by others and achieve sincere repentance for individual sins against God. The day includes the abstinence from food, drink and sexual activity. 

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