Yom Kippur links and ideas

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Yom Kippur is October 3-4, 2014 – that’s tonight! Here are some of the lists, tips, and tricks to help you make the best of it.


First, let’s talk food. There are some traditional foods for Erev Yom Kippur, like kreplach and round challah with honey. Here is a link to our menus for the pre and post fast meals. And here are some ideas on what to prepare for the kids so they can manage with a minimum amount of help from the fasting adults. We do packed lunches here, since my kids like dairy best, and a packed lunch is a treat.

Kids – they don’t seem to run out of energy, even when you do. And the computer / tablet / DVD player isn’t available to help out on Yom Kippur. Here are some ideas on what you can do with them. Things like a new toy, a packed lunch, a special read aloud book, or a special project will help, especially in the later hours of the fast, (and even if you have some babysitting help.)

General ideas: Non-leather shoes? Yizkor candle? Kittel and white clothing? Here’s my Yom Kippur checklist to make sure it’s all ready.

May you have an easy and meaningful fast, and be sealed in the book of life!

About Amital

A die-hard listmaker and observant Jewish mommy of 5, managing the challenges of life bit by bit with the help of a Shalom Bayit book and lists. And chocolate, of course. Lots of chocolate.

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