Yom Kippur Holiday

Today marks the start of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. Celebrated from sunset to sunset, it is known as the holiest time of the Jewish year.

Those celebrating the holiday reflect on their wrongdoings within the last year and focusing on making resolutions for the year ahead.

“The holiday is observed with fasting and obtaining from eating from drinking, from washing, from wearing animal from celebrating, though in a certain way it is a celebration, but it’s also a solemn holiday,” said Christine Igo, President of Congregation Beth Shalom.

Yom Kippur is the end of what is known as the “Days of Awe” which began on September 13th on the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashana.

Congregation Beth Shalom expects nearly 600 visitors to come to the synagogue for worship over theses two days.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek Reports.

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