Tens of Thousands Worship at Western Wall Ahead of Yom Kippur

Elias Hubbard
October 9, 2019

I am not scheduling any stories on Yom Kippur, everything here will be paused until Thursday morning (or if something is urgent, Wednesday night).

The shofar is typically made from a ram's horn and has a special meaning in Judaism.

Jews across South Florida gathered at a synagogue in Coral Gables for Yom Kippur, the holiest time on the Jewish calendar. We have a white theme going up today around 3pm ET through all of Yom Kippur (as a reminder, so check it out).

Along Israel's Mediterranean shoreline, scores of ultra-Orthodox and religious Jews performed ceremonies called 'Tashlich, ' where people empty their pockets into a running source of water, symbolically casting their sins out to the sea. You can learn more about the day on Wikipedia if you are interested. "Yom Kippur translates to Day of Atonement". At the service, the long blast signifies the ending of Yom Kippur. Millions of people around the globe will fast for 25 hours in order to atone and repent.

Naperville News 17's Aysha Ashley Househ reports.

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