Do you want to know When is Yom Kippur 2018? Yom Kippur in 2018 is on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. Holy Yom Kippur 2018 times will begin in the evening of Tuesday, 18 September 2018 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, 19 September 2018.
When is Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur 2018 times begins at sunset on Tuesday, September 18 2018 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, September 19 2018.
How is Yom Kippur Celebrated
Here’s how to celebrate Yom Kippur holiday in the best way possible:
- Read Up: Learn everything you want to know about this holiday. Find out what is so special about Yom Kippur and what you are supposed to do by clicking here.
- Light Holiday Candles: Before sundown, women and girls light candles, bringing in the sanctity of the holiday into their homes and families.
- Fast: The most important thing to do on Yom Kippur is fast. We refrain from food and drink from sundown until nightfall on the following evening.
- Attend Service: Wherever you are, chances are there is a nearby Chabad High Holiday services. No membership required! Click here to find a service now. Not sure what to expect? Here’s what to expect at Yom Kippur services.
- Get Ready: It’s a mitzvah to eat on the day before Yom Kippur, preparing for the fast in a tasty way. Click here for delicious pre-fast recipes
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Yom Kippur History
According to tradition, the first Yom Kippur took place after the Israelite’s’ exodus from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. Descending from the mountain, Moses caught his people worshiping a golden calf and shattered the sacred tablets in anger. Because the Israelite atoned for their idolatry, God forgave their sins and offered Moses a second set of tablets.
Yom Kippur Fasting
Fasting is an opportunity for each of us to observe Yom Kippur in a most personal way. It is a day of intense self-searching and earnest communication with the Almighty. This search requires an internal calm which derives from slowing down our biological rhythm. Fasting on Yom Kippur provides the key to our inner awakening.
Yom Kippur fasting rules according to Chabad, a sect of Orthodox Judaism, all eating and drinking is forbidden on Yom Kippur — water included. Many fasting guides recommend drinking extra water in the days leading up to Yom Kippur, to hydrate one’s body in preparation for the water-free fast.
Reform Judaism, however, takes a more liberal approach when it comes to water on Yom Kippur. While the sect does not encourage the drinking of water while fasting, ReformJudaism.org suggests that “during the fast, if you get dizzy or lightheaded try sitting down for a little while. If the feeling persists, or if you have other worrying symptoms, please drink some water immediately and eat a small amount of food. Judaism does not condone endangering your life in order to fast, even on Yom Kippur.”
If it’s a matter or life or death, or serious health concerns, water is indeed permissible on Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur Traditions
On the day before Yom Kippur, it is customary to rise early to perform the ceremony of kappores. Dawn is considered the best time since dawn is the time of divine mercy.