Tucson's Jewish community observes Yom Kippur

Tucson's Jewish community observes Yom Kippur

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Millions of Jewish faithful around the world and here in Tucson will gather in synagogues as part of Yom Kippur, a day set aside to atone and to repent.

A thousand people were expected to attend the main Yom Kippur service on Tuesday morning at Temple Emanu-El, at at 225 N. Country Club Road, in midtown Tucson.

Yom Kippur is a solemn, 25-hour fast day, but is still considered a festival. It will conclude with the Nei'lah service at 3 p.m. and a final long blast of the Shofar, the ram's horn.

All are invited to break the fast with a potluck meal of bagels, salads, fruits and desserts.

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