Yom Kippur intro



Yom Kippur
Yom haKippurim or Kippur, the Day of Atonement, read Leviticus 23:27, is the end of the ten Yamim haNora’im (the ten Days of Awe), of which Rosh Hashanah is the beginning. Yom Kippur is the most holy day of the Jewish year. It was the only day on which the High Priest was allowed to enter the Holy of Holies and on which he mentioned the name of G-d fully which otherwise was only pronounced by its four characters (YHVH). For Israel it has the meaning that it will ultimately come to belief (Zechariah 12:10).