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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is known as the holiest day of the year for the Jewish faith and is celebrated with a day of fasting. However, when the fasting is over, light dishes that replenish the body are encouraged. Therefore, this web story is filled with 10 of the best dishes to “break the fast” of Yom Kippur.

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What is Yom Kippur?

According to Brittanica, Yom Kippur means a “Day of Atonement.” In other words, this holiday concludes the “10 days of repentance,” that Rosh Hashanah begins.

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Furthermore, the purpose of this day is to, “Effect individual and collective purification by the practice of forgiveness of the sins of others and by sincere repentance of one’s own sins against God.” Therefore, fasting symbolizes the body’s purification as all the toxins are “washed away.”

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In addition, this holiday is honored with religious services that include readings from the Torah, or the Hebrew Bible. Furthermore, reciting penitential and memorial prayers, and the blowing of the ritual horn also close the day of fasting and the start of the new year in Judaism. Finally, if you are a devout or practicing Jew and celebrate Yom Kippur, I wish you all a “G’mar Chatimah Tova,” or a “Good Final Sealing.”

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