Yom Kippur 2017 / יוֹם כִּפּוּר 5778

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) for Hebrew Year 5778 began on and ended on .

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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Dates for Yom Kippur

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Yom Kippur 2014 10 Tishrei 5775
Yom Kippur 2015 10 Tishrei 5776
Yom Kippur 2016 10 Tishrei 5777
Yom Kippur 2017 10 Tishrei 5778
Yom Kippur 2018 10 Tishrei 5779
Yom Kippur 2019 10 Tishrei 5780
Yom Kippur 2020 10 Tishrei 5781
Yom Kippur 2021 10 Tishrei 5782
Yom Kippur 2022 10 Tishrei 5783
Yom Kippur 2023 10 Tishrei 5784


Yom Kippur (on Shabbat) / יוֹם כִּפּוּר (בְּשַׁבָּת)

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

Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14 - 58:14 (22 p'sukim)


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Yom Kippur" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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