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Yom Kippur 2011

When Is Yom Kippur in 2011?


Question: When Is Yom Kippur in 2011?

Answer: Yom Kippur begins at sundown on October 7th (Friday) and ends at Sundown on October 8th (Saturday).

Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is one of two Jewish High Holy Days. The first High Holy Day is Rosh HaShanah (the Jewish New Year). Yom Kippur falls ten days after Rosh HaShanah on the 10th of Tishrei, which is a Hebrew month that correlates with September-October on the secular calendar. The purpose of Yom Kippur is to bring about reconciliation between people and between individuals and God. According to Jewish tradition, it is also the day when God decides the fate of each human being.

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