Yom Kippur

Definition of Yom Kippur

Yom` Kip`pur´   Pronunciation: yōm`kĭ`pŎr´, yäm`kĭ`pŎr´
1.(Jewish Antiq.) the only fast day of the Mosaic ritual, celebrated on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri), according to the rites described in Leviticus xvi. Also called Day of Atonement.

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Day of Atonement, Fast of Av, Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Weeks, Hanukkah, High Holy Days, Lent, New Year, Ninth of Av, Passover, Pentecost, Pesach, Purim, Quadragesima, Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, Shabuoth, Simhath Torah, Sukkoth, asceticism, cold purgatorial fires, fast day, fasting, flagellation, hair shirt, jour maigre, lustration, maceration, mortification, penance, penitence, penitential act, penitential exercise, purgation, purgatory, repentance, sackcloth and ashes
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