Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר or יום הכיפורים), Also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days (or sometimes "the Days of Awe").

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List of Dates

Yom Kippur begins in the Diaspora on:

Recommended Books

Yom Kippur Readings: Inspiration, Information And Contemplation
Yom Kippur Readings
by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins
This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation
This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared
by Rabi Alan Lew
Entering the High Holy Days: A Guide to Origins, Themes, and Prayers
Entering the High Holy Days
by Rabbi Reuven Hammer
Days of Awe: A Treasury of Jewish Wisdom for Reflection, Repentance, and Renewal on the High Holy Days
Days of Awe
by Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Yom Kippur - יום כפור

Torah Portion: Leviticus 16:1 - 16:34 & Numbers 29:7 - 29:11

1: Leviticus 16:1-6
2: Leviticus 16:7-11
3: Leviticus 16:12-17
4: Leviticus 16:18-24
5: Leviticus 16:25-30
6: Leviticus 16:31-34
maf: Numbers 29:7-11 (5 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14 - 58:14

Yom Kippur (on Shabbat) - יום כפור (בשבת)

Torah Portion: Leviticus 16:1 - 16:34 & Numbers 29:7 - 29:11

1: Leviticus 16:1-3
2: Leviticus 16:4-6
3: Leviticus 16:7-11
4: Leviticus 16:12-17
5: Leviticus 16:18-24
6: Leviticus 16:25-30
7: Leviticus 16:31-34
maf: Numbers 29:7-11 (5 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14 - 58:14

Yom Kippur (Mincha, Traditional) - יום כפור מנחה

Torah Portion: Leviticus 18:1 - 18:30

1: Leviticus 18:1-5
2: Leviticus 18:6-21
3: Leviticus 18:22-30

Haftarah: Jonah 1:1-4:11; Micah 7:18-20

Yom Kippur (Mincha, Alternate) - יום כפור מנחה

Torah Portion: Leviticus 19:1 - 19:18

1: Leviticus 19:1-4
2: Leviticus 19:5-10
3: Leviticus 19:11-18

Haftarah: Jonah 1:1-4:11; Micah 7:18-20

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Hebrew - English Bible
Mechon Mamre
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Yom Kippur" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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