Yom Kippur Begins

By Tatiana Guertin on
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