Israel ‘Comes to a Standstill’ to Pray, Fast, Repent for 25 Hours as the Nation Observes Yom Kippur

Jews around the world are observing the holiest day of the year on Thursday – Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the culmination of the “Ten Days of Awe.”

“These are heavy, heavy days of repentance and reflection and seeking God’s face as we prepare to go stand before Him in a state of fasting and humility on the day of Yom Kippur,” Boaz Michael, founder of First Fruits of Zion, told CBN News. In Israel on Yom Kippur, the nation comes to a standstill. The streets are empty, public transportation ends, television broadcasting stops and for one day a year, the country stops to seek the God of the Bible.

CBN’s Chris Mitchell has the story.

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