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Scenes from Yom Kippur: Sudden Decompression

In a traditional Yom Kippur service, there are a few basic sections: Shakarit, or the morning service, which runs non-stop from around 8:30am until around 2:00pm (or longer. I heard about services that went until 3:30). Mincha, or the afternoon service, which starts at about 4:30pm or 5:00 and goes until 6:30-ish. Neilah, literally “closing the gate”, or the official end of Yom Kippur, which... read more

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