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Who celebrates Yom Kippur?

Asked by A. Lucius, Last updated: Oct 21, 2019

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K. Keturah

K. Keturah

Answered on Oct 21, 2019

Yom Kippur is celebrated by Jews. Yom Kippur in English means the ''Day of Atonement''. It is the most important day in the Jewish calendar. It is observed on the tenth day after Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the head of the year in the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur is meant to be observed by Jewish people so that God can be merciful with his judgment over them.

The period of nine days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is believed to be the perfect time when God judges people based on their various sins and evil ways over the past year. It is also believed that it is on Yom Kippur that God will make his final decision on whether to write their names in the book of life or condemn them to death. Their belief is that if your name is found in the book of life, then you live and if otherwise, then you die. To avoid bad judgment, people pray to God for forgiveness through prayer and fasting.

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