Yom Kippur

Israeli Paramedics Treat 2,243 People on Yom Kippur

TEL AVIV – More than 2,240 Israelis were treated by paramedics from Magen David Adom over Yom Kippur, the emergency medical service said. MDA treated 228 children and adults who were injured while riding bicycles. On Yom Kippur, secular Israelis head

Israeli-Russian Yulia Tskhay, 17, a fully trained medic is seen at the Magen David Adom (MDA) center 05 September 2006, in her hometown of Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. In Israel, where life is regulated by security alerts and years of conflict, thousands of teenagers spend …

Trump Sends ‘Warmest Greetings’ in Yom Kippur Message

President Donald Trump acknowledged the Jewish High Holiday of Yom Kippur, the traditional day of atonement, on Tuesday by wishing “warmest greetings” to all Jewish people on behalf of himself and his wife Melania.


Israel Shuts Down for Yom Kippur

Israel shut down on Tuesday evening for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.


Israeli Police Beef Up Security Ahead of Yom Kippur

Heightened security will be in effect throughout the country during Yom Kippur Friday and Saturday, with an emphasis on Jerusalem and the Old City, as tens of thousands of Jews from across the globe converge at the Western Wall.

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Watch: Tel Aviv Roads, Highways Shut Down for Yom Kippur

There’s something about an empty highway, a ribbon of black cutting through the night, that will move you deep in your soul. Kerouac knew this, as the miles of empty asphalt spooled under his wheels.

A man rides his bicycle on a car-free highway in Jerusalem during the solemn Jewish fast of Yom Kippur on October 4, 2014. Yom Kippur, which means the Day of Atonement, is marked with a 25-hour fast beginning before sunset the previous day. Israel was in security lockdown for the …

Palestinians Riot in Eastern Jerusalem On Yom Kippur

A 20-year-old Arab man who threw firebombs at border police during a riot in southeast Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood was shot dead shortly after Yom Kippur commenced on Tuesday night, as police responded to two other riots in Arab areas in the capital.

Israeli police throw grenades during clashes with Palestinians in East Jerusalem after the funeral of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Sinokrot, 16, who was wounded by Israeli gunfire on August 31 and died from his injuries on September 8, 2014. News of his death sparked widespread clashes near his home and throughout …

Activists Sue Religious Jews over ‘Kapparot’ Chicken Ritual

Animal rights activists are suing religious Jews in Irvine to stop the tradition of kapparot, an annual ritual in some Jewish communities in which chickens are waved in the air, slaughtered and donated to the poor as atonement for sin in preparation for Yom Kippur.

Kapparot (Jack Guez / AFP / Getty)

UN Declares Official Yom Kippur Holiday

A diplomatic effort that began two years ago bore fruit on Friday, when the UN Secretariat announced that Yom Kippur will be recognized as an official UN holiday. The efforts to make Yom Kippur a recognized holiday at the United

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WATCH: Trailer for Biblical Horror Movie ‘JeruZalem’

‘JeruZalem’ follows two American students who travel to the holy city for a vacation, but are caught inside the gates of the Old City when a fateful prophecy comes true and the Apocalypse begins on Yom Kippur.

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