Yom Kippur
By Jade K.

On the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur is the most important holiday of the year. This~year on 21st of September it was the 34th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.

They celebrate it by having Jews all around the world do a fast (no foodor drinks). This lasts 25 hours. They pray for forgiveness of sins.~The sins were usually between man and God. They also meditate for how they can become a better person or individual. The Jews also meditate for how they can correct anything~they have~done that displeased God. So, as I said before they do not eat or drink on this holiday.

It is surprising how interesting this holiday is. To me I would think this day is like Veteran's Day, but we do eat~and~drink and they don't. One thing that is the same is that it is an anniversary of a war.

By: Amanda W.

Yom Kippur is probably one of the most important holidays. It is five days before Sukot. Yom Kippur means Day of Atonement and that pretty much explains it. Yom Kippur is one of the performed at all. Most of this holiday is spent in the synagogue. Another way to say this name is prayer day. One of the prayers is called Kol Nidre and the service is called KolNidre.

Yom Kippur is occurring on these dates: September 22, 2007, October 9, 2008, September 28, 2009, September 18, 2010, and October 8 2011

Yom Kippur
By Abby

Yom Kippur was started by the Jews. It started Judaism. It started the 10th day of Trishrei. It stared to celebrate New Year 's Day

They celebrate it by lighting candles and praying. Their special decorations are the liturgy. They do not have special activities. They don't eat on this holiday because they fast except children under 9 and childbirth woman can't fast or 3 days after child birth.

What holiday does Yom Kippur compare to for us? The holiday it compares to for us is New Year 's Day. They are alike because they are both on the first month of the year. They are both holidays. We stay up for 12 hr and they stay up for 25 hr's.

Yom Kippur
By: Haley

Yom Kippur started by the Jews and was stated in Jerusalem. It is always held on the tenth day of Tishrei. It is actually in English New Year's day.

They celebrate it by lighting candles and praying. Their decorations are liturgy. Jews do not have any special activities. What food did they eat? They do not eat, they fast witch is were you don't eat except children under nine and childbirth women or three days after birth are not aloud to fast.

This holiday is compared to New Year's Day. Three reasons they are alike are they are both holidays, they are both on the first month of the year, and they stay up for twenty -five hours and we stay up for twelve.

Yom Kippur
By: Libby B.

Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday that at is like new years for us. The Jewish started it and it started in Jerusalem. When does Yom Kippur exactly start? It starts on the 10th day of Tishrei. It started because they wanted to celebrate New Year's Day.

How do they celebrate it? They celebrate it by lighting candles and saying prayers. They have liturgy for decorations. What kind of food do they eat on this day?

The holiday it compares to for us is news year's day. How are these holidays alike? They are both on the first month of the year. Some others are they both are holidays and they stay up for the holiday and so do we.

Yom Kippur
By Jesse W.

Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. It started in 1445-1405 B.C. it is on the tenth day of the seventh month. Tishri of the Jewish calendar. The holiday is instituted at Leviticus 23:26.

They do not eat or drink for 25 hours. They also can not use any cosmetics, deodorant, leather shoes. Wrongs against man should be righted, before Yom Kippur. Most of the Holiday is spent in the synagogue to pray usually they pray from 8 A.M.-3 P.M. then they take a nap then they came from 5 P.M.-Nightfall. They have a candle lighting and then they do the Shehecheyanu prayer.

Thanksgiving is kind of like Yom Kippur, you forgive in both and you pray in both. But we have a feast and they don't eat. We wear leather shoes and they don't but the greatest difference is they pray all day but we just eat and have fun.