Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement is the holiest day of the year and a day entirely devoted to GOD and prayer. It is traditionally a fast day. (See below Lev 16:31). For Messianic Jews this can be a time of joy in the knowledge that our sins are atoned for. Otherwise it is traditional to wear white, as on Rosh HaShanah. For a Messianic Jew or Christian, it can be a day of fasting and intercession for the Jewish people and Israel in particular. For the lukewarm, Yom Kippur is a reminder that Judgement day is near and TODAY, everyday is the day of repentance and salvation!nn,Leviticus 16:31nn,New Living Translation (©2007) It will be a Sabbath day of complete rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. This is a permanent law for you.nn,English Standard Version (©2001) It is a Sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you shall afflict yourselves; it is a statute forever.nn,New American Standard Bible (©1995) “It is to be a sabbath of solemn rest for you, that you may humble your souls; it is a permanent statute.nn,amightywind.comnn,almightywind.comnn,Themesnn,• Teshuvah (Repentance); Kafarah (Atonement); Tfilah (Prayer)nn,• Kaporet (Place of Atonement, or ‘Mercy Seat’)nn,• Yom Kippurim (Day of Atonements, also “a day like Purim”)nn,• Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe — ends with Yom Kippur)nn,• Shabbat Shabbaton (Sabbath of Sabbaths i.e. Holiest Day of the Year)nn,• HaTsum (The Fast); HaYom (The Day)nn,• HaYom Gadol (The Great Day); Shofar HaGadol (The Great Shofar)nn,• Panim el-Panim (Face to Face); Kvod Elohim (Glory of GOD)nn,• Yom HaDin (the Day of Judgment); Neilah (Sealing/Closing)nn,When is Yom Kippur 2011?nn,Remember, a Jewish day is sunset to sunset, not midnight to midnight.nn,The “official” date for 2011 on the pre-set calendar, which most of the Jewish World observes, is October 8th — it begins October 7th at sundown.nn,If you go by the Crescent NEW MOON sighting this year, 2011: it is October 9th – it begins October 8th at sundown.