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What is the blessing we give to children before Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur Blessing For a son: May G-d make you like Ephraim and Menasheh. For a daughter: May G-d make you like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah.For...

As a pregnant woman, how will I fast for Yom Kippur?

Question: My husband and I recently found out we will soon be blessed with another child. What do you suggest can help me through the fast this...

Can I brush my teeth or shower on Yom Kippur?

It is not permitted to brush teeth, rinse out your mouth, or shower/bathe on Yom Kippur. [Ed. note: Please read "How is Yom Kippur...

Why isn't Yom Kippur observed for two days outside Israel?

[Ed. note: For background information regarding this question, see Why do we add extra holiday-days outside of Israel?] Now that we no longer...

Shouldn't Yom Kippur (forgiveness) come before Rosh Hashanah (judgment)?

You can't really forgive before you judge. First you need to determine what needs to be forgiven, only then can you consider...

Why is Yom Kippur never on a Sunday?

Question: Why doesn't Yom Kippur ever fall on a Sunday? Happy New Year, Jeremy L. Answer: Since our calendar has been fixed, Yom Kippur can never be...

Do we fast on Yom Kippur when it falls out on Shabbat?

We do fast when Yom Kippur coincides with Shabbat (this being one of the differences between Yom Kippur and other fasts). Since...

How is Yom Kippur observed?

Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, is observed as follows: 1. See the Light We usher in this holy day with added light. Just before sunset...

What is the procedure for one who must eat on Yom Kippur?

General Information:One who is required to eat on Yom Kippur1 due to medical reasons, should not attempt to fast against the doctor's orders. The...

Why is Yizkor recited on certain festivals?

In Yizkor, the souls of the departed are remembered in prayer to G-d and in monetary pledges to charity. It is founded upon the principle that a Mitzvah...