Yom Kippur

Is Confessing Your Sins Enough to be Forgiven by God?

How to confess and repent of sin for forgiveness on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

This Yom Kippur, Rabbi Yehudah BenLewi of West African Jews of the Diaspora shares an encouraging teaching on effective confession of sin and what it REALLY means to truly repent of our sins. If you think confessing your sins is to The Most High (“God) …

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Should Jews Recite the Kol Nidre In Contradiction to the Torah?

Jews on Yom Kippur in Israel

Should Jews recite the Kol Nidre on Yom Kippur and what does the Torah say about honoring our vows? The opening prayer of  popular, modern Judaism’s Yom Kippur is the Kol Nidrei (or Kol Nidre) (pronunced: coal nee-dray) which is the   “annulment of vows” …

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What To Do When Yom Kippur Meets the Shabbat

What rules apply when Yom Kippur falls on the Shabbat? Do we feast and eat or fast?

This year, Yom Kippur falls on Friday, October 3, 2014 which is also the Shabbath. When two of the holiest days in Judaism converge, what is a Torah observant Jew to do? Logically, the question follows: WHICH HAS THE HIGHER SANCTITY THE SHABBATH OR YOM KIPPUR? So, …

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Yom Kippur: Repenting and Preparing for the Day of Atonement

African Jew prostrating in prayer of repentance on Yom Kippur. West African Jews of the Diaspora

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement “It is taught that even G-d will repent, Hashem will repent for exiling us, even though He (obviously) committed no sin. The lesson in this is that we, too, should not be ashamed to repent. Indeed, if He (G-d) …

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