Yom Kippur concludes 10 days of soul-searching, atonement and repentance– the holiest Jewish time - which begins on Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish year, commemorating the creation of the first human-being, Adam.

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 moving tunes used for the Yom Kippur prayers are a main priority in the service, arousing our souls to a higher level of spirituality.

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.

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.

As we approach the Holy Day of Yom Kippur, watch thousands of Jews unify in prayer at the Western Wall. An absolutely incredible experience! It seems that the spiritual energy at this gathering has generated and stored up enough spiritual power to keep the world going for at least another year! May it be a... Read more »