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yom kippur dates of celebration

Evening of Friday October 11, 2024 – Saturday October 12, 2024

Each fall, Jews around the world recognize Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, on the tenth day after Rosh Hashanah. On this night, sundown begins the twenty-four hours of the Feast of Yom Kippur—an appointed time at which God has decided to meet with us in a way that is different from any other time of the year. During this meeting, God writes your name in the Book of Blessing for the next year so that the windows of heaven can be opened over your life, your family, your finances, and your future—windows that cannot be closed for the entire year.

We find the basis for Yom Kippur in the sixteenth chapter of the book of Leviticus.

Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house. He shall take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. Then Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats: one lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat on which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer it as a sin offering. But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness. –Leviticus 16:6–10.

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