Explain the Yom Kippur to Viewers, Readers, Listeners

At sunset Jews will be observing Yom Kippur, the holiest of days in the Jewish calendar. Some of you may be doing live shots from temples or interviewing a rabbi or alerting your audience to traffic tie-ups near synagogues.

If you need some background on Yom Kippur, here are quality sources:

  • Page on Judaism includes an explainer about Yom Kippur from Beliefnet
  • Quick read about Judaism from Religion Writers
  • Stylebook that explains what a cantor and a rabbi are, among other terms — also from Religion Writers
  • population of Jews involved in synagogues or religious organizations in your area via Association of Religion Data Archive (search by zip code and be sure to total Conservative, Orthodox and Reform)

A blessed holiday to those observing.

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