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The Day Before Yom Kippur

Rochel Gross

Erev Yom Kippur, when we prepare for the holiest day of the year, is considered a very holy day in and of itself. Let’s walk through the day and take a look at its laws and customs.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tefillos of Erev Yom Kippur Selichos are shorter than usual. We don’t say Tachanun or Avinu Malkeinu, because Erev Yom Kippur is a festive day. Mizmor l’sodah, said in remembrance of theKorbanTodah, isn’t said on Erev Yom Kippur, because theKorbanTodah wasn’t sacrificed on this day. (TheKorbanTodah had to be eaten during the day it was offered, up until midnight. On Erev Yom Kippur we have much less time to eat, only until sunset, so theKorbanTodah wasn’t brought.)

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