Yom Kippur in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 11th October, 2016. A rabbi performs the Jewish ritual of Malkot, lashing, for atonement of sins before God and purification on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Practitioners traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25 hour period of fasting and intensive prayer.