Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year and marks a time for atonement through fasting and prayer. Instead of wishing someone a “happy” or “merry” Yom Kippur it is customary to express sentiments for a good, easy or meaningful fast.
Yom Kippur marks the end of a 10-day period of repentance that starts with Rosh Hashanah. Those who observe this day, also known as the Day of Atonement, honor it by engaging in five different prayer services throughout the day, and abstaining from food and drink, work, sometimes even technology, during a one-day fasting period.
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