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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.
The incident occurred on HaNeviim Street, near the Old City, according to Police Foreign Press Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
Congregation Beth Yeshurun was completely flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
Over 30 boxes containing the ancient musical horns made from Kudu antelope in Africa were missing.
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By MICHELE MAZEL
Ahead of this year’s fast, MDA has urged those fasting to drink two liters of water Tuesday afternoon and to avoid drinking caffeinated and sugary drinks in order to remain hydrated.
By EYTAN HALON
Israel's emergency medical services were kept busy on the day of fast, as thousands of Israelis were involved in road incidents or suffered from health issues due to the fast.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Advice for the millions of people who plan to fast during the holiest day of the year.
Whether an elderly person should eat or drink on Yom Kippur depends on whether he is healthy or fragile.
Not to deride Apple, but the whole “I” culture they have created is antithetical to this time of the Jewish year.
By AARON KATSMAN
Ben-Gurion recognized that the Negev was simply the largest area in which the world would allow the Jewish people to grow and develop.
By DAVID GEFFEN
This year, on Yom Kippur, hundreds of skateboarders traveled to Haifa on an annual pilgrimage, as a unique way of personal reflection before signing their names into the Book of Life.
By ZACHARY KEYSER
In two separate incidents rocks were thrown at ambulances by teenagers and children.
By HAGAY HACOHEN
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