Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi David Nissimov whips a Jewish boy with a leather strap as a symbolic punishment for his sins during the traditional Malkot ceremony just hours before the start of Yom Kippur at a synagogue October,08, 2007 in Jerusalem, Israel. The Jewish state comes to a complete halt for the Day of Atonement - a period of fasting, reflection and prayers on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images Europe)Sundown Wednesday marked the beginning of Yom...Read Full Story
Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday also called the Day of Atonement. It falls on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishri and is considered by many to be the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.