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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur the most solemn religious fast of the Jewish year, the last of the ten days of penitence that begin with Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year). It is also called the Day of Atonement.
Yom Kippur War the Israeli name for the Arab–Israeli conflict in 1973. The war lasted for less than three weeks; it started on the festival of Yom Kippur (in that year, 6 October) when Egypt and Syria simultaneously attacked Israeli forces from the south and north respectively. The Syrians were repulsed and the Egyptians were surrounded. A ceasefire followed and disengagement agreements over the Suez area were signed in 1974 and 1975.

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur [Heb.,=day of atonement], in Judaism, the most sacred holy day, falling on the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishri (usually late September or early October). It is a day of fasting and prayer for forgiveness for sins committed during the year. Jews gather in synagogues on the Eve of Yom Kippur, when the fast begins, and return the following morning to continue confessing, doing penance, and praying for forgiveness. The most solemn of the prayers, Kol Nidre, is chanted on the Eve of Yom Kippur. Biblical origins are found in Leviticus, where the priestly ritual of atonement is described.

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Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Most solemn of Jewish feasts. It is the last of the Ten Days of Penitence that begin the New Year. On this day, set aside for prayer and fasting, humanity is called to account for its sins and to seek reconciliation with God. Yom Kippur is described as the Sabbath of Sabbaths, because the break from work is almost complete, and Jews must abstain from food, drink, and sex. See also Rosh Hashanah

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Yom Kip·pur / ˈyôm kiˈpoŏr; ˈyōm; ˈyäm; ˈkipər/ • n. the most solemn religious fast of the Jewish year, the last of the ten days of penitence that begin with Rosh Hashanah. Also called Day of Atonement.

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur (Jewish festival): see DAY OF ATONEMENT.

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