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Yom Kippur in Israel

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, marks the end of the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) and falls on the 10th day of Tishrei (Tishri), the seventh month in the Jewish calendar. Many Jewish communities engage in intense prayer and fasting.

The shofar, an instrument used to blow sound, is pictured with a Jewish holy book.
Prayer time is part of the Yom Kippur traditions.
Prayer time is part of the Yom Kippur traditions.
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About Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SatSep 182010Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
SatOct 82011Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
WedSep 262012Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
SatSep 142013Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
SatOct 42014Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
WedSep 232015Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
WedOct 122016Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
SatSep 302017Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
WedSep 192018Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
WedOct 92019Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew
MonSep 282020Yom KippurNational holiday, Hebrew

Quick Facts

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is an important Jewish holiday that centers on the themes of atonement and repentance.

Yom Kippur 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Yom Kippur 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019


List of dates for other years

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