Kipper and Kippur
Gina Kipper from Athens, OH wrote:
What exactly is Yom Kippur and is "it" a person?
Dear Gina Kipper,
No, Yom Kippur is not a person! Yom Kippur means "the Day of Atonement." It is a Jewish Holiday of complete fasting (even from water) and introspection. It is actually a happy day, with festive meals before and after. We are happy because G-d promises to forgives our sins on this day, if we truly resolve to be better. (See Levicticus 23:26-32)