5 True Stories for Yom Kippur

From a Soviet labor camp to an ISIS prison, inspiring stories of people who clung to observing Yom Kippur, despite the odds.

Midnight in the Old City

What draws tens of thousands of Jews, night after night, to the midnight Selichot service?

Yom Kippur: Coming Clean

Try your best, and God takes you all the way.

Yom Kippur, Still Single

I slowly began to realize that Yom Kippur is a gift, not a burden.

The Ten-Ton Phone

Now is the time to work on mending any rifts in your family.

Yom Kippur: Everyone Falls

It's getting up afterwards that matters.

Why I Hated Yom Kippur

It made me feel like a fraud. But this year is different.

My Yom Kippur Resolution

I cringe thinking how much aggravation I caused this woman.

No Baggage

This Yom Kippur, leave the guilt at home.

Stalking True Atonement

Pulling our misdeeds out by their roots.

The GPS and Yom Kippur

Lost? Relax. Here's the way to get back on route.

Football Victory: A Yom Kippur Story

Not all wins take place on the playing field.

Other People's Tears

Breaking the empathy barrier this Yom Kippur.

Delete Forever

Yom Kippur enables us to wipe out our soul spam.

Whom We Hurt: A Yom Kippur Preparation

Most interactions are with people whose private pain is hidden from us. How can we make sure that we do not add to their distress with a harsh word?

Rehabilitation

After taking another man's life, a petty criminal changes the direction of his life.

Bad Attitude: A True Story For Yom Kippur

"My career was still stuck in neutral. I wasn't working. I wasn't doing anything to get things going either, except blaming my roomate for ruining my life with his success."

Amos the Righteous: A Yom Kippur Fable

Those who believe in the power of good deeds love to tell his story.

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