Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance and Jewish people traditionally observe the holiday with approximately 25 hours of fasting and prayer.
This year Yom Kippur begins on the evening of Tuesday 8 October and ends on the evening of Wednesday 9 October.
Services are held continuously throughout the day and include readings from the Torah and the reciting of penitential prayers.
Yom Kippur services conclude with closing prayers and the blowing of the shofar, a ritual musical instrument carved from the horn of a ram.
We would like to wish all staff and students who observe this holiday a meaningful Yom Kippur.
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