What to know about the Jewish holiday and how Jewish people observe it.

Selichot prayer at the Western Wall, between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur 2018. (photo: טיומקין)

Honoring Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, otherwise known as the Day of Atonement, is often considered the holiest day of the Jewish year: “For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you can be cleansed from all your sins before G-d.”