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Yom Kippur Fast

WATCH: What You Should Know About Yom Kippur

Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion

Yom Kippur 2013 is observed on Sept. 13-14, 2013. Known as the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur falls on 10 Tishrei 5772 on the Hebrew calendar, wh...

How To Have A Safe And Healthy Yom Kippur Fast

Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living

Tuesday at sundown marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, a period of 25 hours of reflection, prayer and atonement for Jews around the world -- with no fo...

If It Takes So Long, Why Do We Call It A Fast?

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Jews can enjoy food and physical pleasure almost every other day of the year, and on this holy day, I just can't get that kugel out of my thoughts. Shame on me, right?

Yom Kippur 2011: Dates, Prayers, Fasting, Customs Explained

Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

Yom Kippur 2011 is observed on Oct. 7-8, 2011. Known as the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur falls on 10 Tishrei 5772 on the Hebrew calendar, which...

2011 Chicago Marathon Conflicts With Major Jewish Holiday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is usually held on Columbus Day Weekend, in large part to try and avoid scheduling conflicts. It's planned for th...