Today many are observing the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, which is considered to be the most sacred and solemn day of the Jewish year. According to Jewish writings, Yom Kippur is celebrated each year on Tishri (the tenth day of the seventh month according to the Hebrew calendar). For those who are observing, it is custom to fast, refrain from work, and attend synagogue services because it is a day reserved for prayer and reflection according to Jewish Scripture. Specifically, Leviticus 16:29 mandates establishment of this holy day on the 10th day of the 7th month as the Day of Atonement for sins. It calls it the Sabbath of Sabbaths and a day upon which one must afflict one’s soul. Leviticus 23:27 decrees that Yom Kippur is a strict day of rest.
G’mar Chatimah Tovah to all who are observing today!