A holy day observed on the tenth day of Tishri and marked by fasting and prayer for the atonement of sins.
One of the Jewish High Holidays, the Day of Atonement, a fast day of repentance during which the prayers recited include the Kol Nidre, observed on the 10th day of Tishri: Lev. 16:29-34
Origin of yom-kippur
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Hebrew ×™×•Ö¹× ×›Ö´Ö¼×¤Ö¼×•Ö¼×¨ (yom kippÃºr, “Yom Kippur", literally “day of atonement").