Yom Kippur (Jewish)
Beginning at sundown tonight*, Jews begin their observance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Yom Kippur is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishri. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers.
By Yom Kippur the 40 days of repentance, that begin with the first of Elul, have passed. On Rosh Hashanah G-d has judged most of mankind and has recorded his judgement in the Book of Life. But he has given a 10 day reprieve.
On Yom Kippur the Book of Life is closed and sealed. Those who have repented for their sins are granted a good and happy New Year.
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*The Hebrew calendar begins at sundown, consequently most Jewish Holidays also begin at sundown.