Definition of Yom Kippur in English:

Yom Kippur

Pronunciation /jɒm kɪˈpʊə//jɒm ˈkɪpə/


  • The most solemn religious fast of the Jewish year, the last of the ten days of penitence that begin with Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year).

    Also called Day of Atonement
    • ‘God can be served not only in the solemnity of a Yom Kippur, but also in the revelry of a Purim.’
    • ‘If anyone sent us a Diwali card or a Yom Kippur cracker we would be delighted, not offended.’
    • ‘Perhaps this Yom Kippur, as I contemplate who I am and who I want to be, I decide to work on not getting angry this year.’
    • ‘The turning point had come for him in 1913, when he'd attended a Yom Kippur service in Berlin.’




Yom Kippur

/jɒm kɪˈpʊə//jɒm ˈkɪpə/