The services which introduces Yom Kippur is called Kol Nidrei which means ' All Vows ', this is the openings prayer of Yom Kippur, reciting in Shul by taking the Torah scrolls out of the Ark and after reciting the Kol Nidrei the scrolls will be returned into the Ark.
The Torah demands that we are keeping word, and not so much fulfilling a vow. On Yom Kippur the essence of the Neshama is fully revealed and real attitude toward our behavior will be expressed in the coming year.
At the Yom Kippur evening service and fallowing Kol Nidrei of half- Kaddish, will be the Sh'ma, the Amidah, the A Chet ~ this is the confession of sins ~ this can only be said on the night of Yom Kippur, 9th of Tishrei
After the services it is customary to recite the entire book of Tehillim.
The day of Atonement is the most holiest day of the Jewish year, which we observe with fasting and prayers, attend Shul on this day. Married men wear on this day a white Kittel.
Yom Kippur means the 'Day of Atonement ' which explaines the whole holiday, it is a day to ' Afflict the Soul ' and to Atone our sins of the past year. In 'The Days of Awe' HaShem inscribes all of our names and on Yom Kippur, Judgement enters and the book will be sealed. On this day it is our last and final day, our last chance to change Judgement, this is by repent and making amends.
In ' The Days of Awe ' Yom Kippur Atones only sins between men/ women and HaShem, not sins commited against another person. As wrongdoer he/she must seek reconcilliation with the other person and this must been done before Yom Kippur.
Holy candle lighting will be the 9th of Tishrei, 18 minutes before sunset.
Yom Kippur 10th of Tishrei
Candle~ Lighting Bracha for Yom Kippur
Selichot at the Western Wall ahead of Yom Kippur
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Neilah the closing services, but it also contains some of the opening prayers the Amidah, Avinu Makleinu, a declaration of our faith and the sound of the Sofar.
Neilah means ' Closing the Gates ' and with this our future will be sealed, we have accept our repentance and keep ourselves to resolutions we made and humbly ask if we are seal us in the book of life.
The closing prayers could be very emotional as when we pronounce in unison, and proclaim three verses G'D as our G'D, the Sh'ma ' Hear O Yisroel, the lLord our G'D, The Lord is One ' Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom forever and ever ' and the 3rd one ' G'D ~ He is the only G'D.
First recited atMt Carmel by the prophet Eliyahu, seven times and then the Sofar is sounded one long time, and services end with the prayer ' Next Year May We Be In Jerusalem'