Definitions for yom kippuryɒm ˈkɪp ər, yoʊm; Heb. ˈyɔm kiˈpur
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Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement(noun)
(Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law
the only fast day of the Mosaic ritual, celebrated on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri), according to the rites described in Leviticus xvi. Also called Day of Atonement.
Origin: [Heb. ym kippr, day of atonement.]
A particular Jewish holiday, the day of atonement, falling on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei.
Origin: From יום כיפור, literally "day of atonement".
Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.
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