Definition of Day of Atonement in English:

Day of Atonement

proper noun

  • another term for Yom Kippur
    • ‘His animal represented the ancient goat driven from the temple on the Day of Atonement, bearing the sins of the community.’
    • ‘The events taking place at that time will foreshadow the scapegoat ritual of the Day of Atonement in Israel's sanctuary service.’
    • ‘We have already been locked down and school has been closed for the Jewish New Year and the Jewish Day of Atonement.’
    • ‘On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the whole country comes to a standstill while observant Jews complete twenty-five hours of total fasting and prayer.’
    • ‘Israel will fall silent for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.’
    • ‘Akerman recites this text against a background of the traditional melody for Kol Nidre, a prayer for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.’
    • ‘Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, accompanied by exuberant blowing on the ram's horn, is followed by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, marked by fasting and prayer.’
    • ‘The famous question is asked: Why doesn't Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement, come before Rosh Hashana - the Day of Judgement?’
    • ‘Once per year, on the Day of Atonement, Aaron the high priest entered the Most Holy Place of The Tabernacle to offer ceremonial sacrifices for the forgiveness of the people.’
    • ‘It is surely significant that the Levitical jubilee was to be proclaimed in Israel on the Day of Atonement.’
    • ‘Sins against our neighbors will only be pardoned on the Day of Atonement when our neighbors have pardoned them first.’
    • ‘The Feast of Trumpets was to gather the people to the door of the Tabernacle to prepare for the Day of Atonement.’
    • ‘The Day of Atonement, which is the tenth day of the seventh month of Tisri, is referred to in these words in the Third Book of Moses.’
    • ‘It began on 6 October, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of prayer and fasting in the Jewish year.’
    • ‘In Judaism, we relearn this teaching on every Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement.’
    • ‘And also we say this prayer on the memorial service at Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.’
    • ‘Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, provides the basis for a reflection on ‘collective repentance.’’
    • ‘The high priest must remove his vestments of silver and gold when he enters into the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement.’
    • ‘The ten days between the New Year and the Day of Atonement are traditionally known as the Days of Awe.’
    • ‘He was so absorbed with the solemnity and awesomeness of the Day of Atonement that he did not return the greeting.’