The Cantor and choir of the IDF sing the moving prayer recited on Yom Kippur about God determining who will die and who will live in the coming year - with scenes from the Yom Kippur War.

The power of commitment and renewal on 'Shabbat Shuva' is 52 times stronger than the power of any other Shabbat of the year. This amazing Shabbat immediately follows Rosh Hashana!

Yom Kippur

Yes, we have to feel remorse, and yes, it may very well be appropriate on an individual level to be moved to tears, but on the whole, our sages teach us that the confessional is actually a time to be happy.

The Ten Days of Repentance, culminating with Yom Kippur, are a time to reflect on the past, but in the context of looking forward to a more meaningful future.

Yom Kippur is known as the Day of Atonement, the day when we are forgiven for our sins. It's not a simple, magical ritual that automatically wipes the slate clean.