Unlike a regular day, which has three prayer services (Ma’ariv, the evening prayer; Shacharit , the morning prayer; and Mincha, the afternoon prayer), or a Shabbat or Yom Tov, which have four prayer services (Ma’ariv; Shacharit ; Mussaf, the additional prayer; and Mincha), Yom Kippur has five prayer services (Ma’ariv;
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On Yom Kippur , being a fast day, no kiddush is recited, even by one who will be eating, and even on Shabbat, although some do require one who needs to eat a considerable amount of food for health reasons to recite Kiddush .
Kol Nidre , (Aramaic: “All Vows”), a prayer sung in Jewish synagogues at the beginning of the service on the eve of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). The name, derived from the opening words, also designates the melody to which the prayer is traditionally chanted.
Yom Kippur is considered the “Sabbath of all Sabbaths” because, not only is it a day of complete rest (no work, no driving, etc.) but it’s a day of fasting and other restrictions: no washing or bathing, no perfumes or deodorants, no wearing leather shoes, and no sex.
When the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday, Sept. 18, so will traditional fasting. Those observing will commence their 25-hour fast until nightfall on Wednesday, all forms of sustenance are prohibited, including water . Not just a glass of water but the water you use to brush your teeth.
The Christian Day of Atonement is based on the English translation of the Jewish Holy day Yom Kippur. The day is commemorated with a 25-hour fast by Jews, but normally a 24-hour fast by Christians who observe it.
Because Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year, the most common greeting is ” Happy New Year.” The equivalent in Hebrew is “Shanah tovah,” (pronounced shah-NAH toe-VAH) which literally means “good year.”
The best greeting to give to someone observing Yom Kippur in English is “ have an easy fast .” For those who are not fasting , but are observing the Yom Kippur, you can wish them a “Good Yuntif,” or “Yom Tov,” which are Yiddish and Hebrew , respectively, for “ Have a good holy day.”
It is lit before sundown on the eve of the yahrzeit (anniversary of the death), and by some before sundown preceding the start of Yom Kippur . Some also light before sundown preceding the eighth day of Succot, and the ending days of Passover and Shavuot. These holidays all have yizkor (memorial) in synagogue as well.
And when Kol Nidre is complete, Jews across the world will break their fast with a festive meal. But not before they say the Kiddush , the blessing over the wine. Wine plays a central role in the Jewish narrative, stretching back to before the time of Moses when G-d gave the Hebrew people the Torah.
Because it is traditional to recite Kol Nidrei three times , some Sephardic communities and even some Ashkenazic communities (especially in Israel) make a point of reciting both versions (usually referring to the previous Yom Kippur in the first two iterations and the next Yom Kippur in the third).
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Avinu means “Our Father” in Hebrew . The term may also refer to: Abraham Avinu Synagogue – located in Hebron, a spiritual center of the Jewish Community and a major center for the study of Kabbalah.