Rabbi Dr. Richard Sarason answers, What Are Yom Kippur Yizkor Prayers?
Rabbi Julie Zupan answers - When do you light yizkor (memorial) candles on Yom Kippur? Do you light candles only for immediate family members?
Although Jewish weddings may take place on the days in between the Jewish High Holidays, it is generally discouraged because during that period, also known as the Days of Awe, we are focused on the solemn themes of the season.
Here are the appropriate greetings for the Jewish new year and the Day of Atonement.
Jewish tradition gives structure to many aspects of mourning as a way to create order at a time when mourners may feel unmoored.
Yom Kippur does have a confession service. Here's how it is and isn't similar to the Catholic practice of confession.
Typically, young people are expected to fast once they have become b’nei mitzvah, the age after which they are considered adults in the religious community.
The practice of fasting goes back to the biblical verse in Leviticus 26:27, which instructs the people of Israel to "afflict their souls" on Yom Kippur.
At one time, it was customary for Reform rabbis and cantors to wear robes when leading worship.