Originally Published on Sep 13, 2013 by Jarofclay9 (thanks beloved daughter),please visit Amightywind we are a Messianic Jewish Pentecostal Ministry,at http://www.amightywind.com and http://www.amightywind.com,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!,Leviticus 16:31,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.,English Standard Version (©2001) It is a Sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you shall afflict yourselves; it is a statute forever.,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.,Themes,• Teshuvah (Repentance); Kafarah (Atonement); Tfilah (Prayer),• Kaporet (Place of Atonement, or ‘Mercy Seat’),• Yom Kippurim (Day of Atonements, also “a day like Purim”),• Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe — ends with Yom Kippur),• Shabbat Shabbaton (Sabbath of Sabbaths i.e. Holiest Day of the Year),• HaTsum (The Fast); HaYom (The Day),• HaYom Gadol (The Great Day); Shofar HaGadol (The Great Shofar),• Panim el-Panim (Face to Face); Kvod Elohim (Glory of GOD),• Yom HaDin (the Day of Judgment); Neilah (Sealing/Closing),When is Yom Kippur?,Remember, a Jewish day is sunset to sunset, not midnight to midnight.,The “official” date for 2013 on the pre-set calendar, which most of the Jewish World observes, is at sundown.,If you go by the Crescent NEW MOON sighting this year September 17, 2013 begins sunset September 16 ,Yom Kippur is a Sabbath and no work is to be done on this day, at sundown.