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Yom Kippur

Primary holy day in Judaism, tenth day of the year

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Yom Kippur: Primary holy day in Judaism, tenth day of the year
Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.


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