WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Today is the beginning of the holiest time for the Jewish community.
Yom Kippur begins tonight at sundown and goes through sundown on Saturday.
Millions of Jews around the world will congregate in synagogues to pray for a good year.
They will fast for a period of 25 hours in order to atone and repent.
Rabbi Waxman of B’nai Israel says they will celebrate through song and prayer during the ceremony this evening.
“We skip breakfast, we miss lunch and we start to realize what’s important. We realize how much we have and how blessed we are in America,” Rabbi Waxman said.
The Jewish community began celebrating 10 days ago, as a part of the high holy days which was the Jewish new year.
A rams horn is sounded during the day as a part of the tradition.
Rabbi Waxman says this holiday is important for putting life in perspective and not taking things for granted.