Yom Kippur Vocabulary

Key words and phrases for Yom Kippur.

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Yamim Noraim
—literally “Days of Awe”, term that refers to the 10 days from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur.


Yizkor—literally, “may God remember,” Yizkor is the memorial prayer recited on Yom Kippur.


Yom Tov—holiday

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