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Day of Atonement
(Heb. yom ha kippurim).
An annual Hebrew feast when the high priest offered sacrifices for the sins of the nation (Lev 23:27; 25:9). It was the
only fast period required by the Mosaic law (Lev 16:29; 23:31).
It was observed on the 10th day of the 7th month (Tishri). A day of great
solemnity and strict observance of the law.