Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur (‘Day of Atonement’ in Hebrew) is the most important and solemn of Jewish holidays as it presents a time of repentance for sins against God and one’s fellow man. This 24 hour period of observance is marked by strict rest and fasting. Most Jewish people will attend synagogue during Yom Kippur and it is tradition to wear white clothing on this day as a symbol of one’s purity.