Day of Atonement

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Day of Atonement


[Translation of Hebrew yôm kippûr.]

Day of Atonement

n
(Judaism) another name for Yom Kippur

Yom Kip•pur

(yɒm ˈkɪp ər, yoʊm; Heb. ˈyɔm kiˈpur)
n.
the holiest Jewish holiday, observed on the 10th day of Tishri by fasting and by recitation of prayers of repentance in the synagogue. Also called Day of Atonement.
[< Hebrew, =yōm day + kippūr atonement]

Day of Atonement

The holiest day of the year, also called Yom Kippur, a day of fasting and prayer.
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Noun1.Day of Atonement - (Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
major fast day - one of two major fast days on the Jewish calendar
High Holiday, High Holy Day - Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity