Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is one of the high holidays in Judaism and one of the holiest days of the year. Beginning on the date of Tishrei 9, Jews around the world observe the holiday for almost 26 hours. Jews abstain from all food and drink (excluding those who are pregnant or have health problems), do not wash or wear perfume, do not wear leather and do not engage in marital relations. The day is steeped in prayer and introspection, though is also a day of great joy, since it is a day when sins between man and God are absolved.

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    By MICHELE MAZEL

  • MDA ambulance

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    By EYTAN HALON

  • Yom Kippur

    Thousands of Israelis treated for injuries on Yom Kippur

    By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

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    By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

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    The Negev, the Jew and the land

    By DAVID GEFFEN

  • A skateboard pilgrimage to Haifa on Yom Kippur.

    A skateboard pilgrimage to Haifa on Yom Kippur

    By ZACHARY KEYSER

  • An MDA ambulance leaves the scene of a suspected terror attack in Arad on November 30.

    Rocks thrown at ambulances during Yom Kippur

    By HAGAY HACOHEN

  • An MDA ambulance leaves the scene of a suspected terror attack in Arad on November 30.

    Rocks thrown on Ambulances during Yom Kippur

    By HAGAY HACOHEN