Israel Observes Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, a day of atonement and repentance, is considered the holiest of Jewish holidays. The Day of Atonement is marked by a 25-hour period of fasting, intense reflection and prayers.

  • Share
  • Read Later

Yom Kippur, a day of atonement and repentance, is considered the holiest of Jewish holidays. The Day of Atonement isĀ marked by a 25-hour period of fasting, intense reflection and prayers, and involves a number of traditional ceremonies, including the Kaparot, where chickens are waved in the air and later ritually slaughtered.

More Photography from Time