― Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, falls on the eve of the tenth day of Tishrei. That’s when the fast begins too. It’s a big one… twenty-five+ hours!. This year (2011), Yom Kippur starts at sundown, Friday, October 7th, and ends Shabbat evening, October 8th with the sound of the Shofar. ∙ Jews all over the world, even those who do not observe any other Jewish custom will (hopefully) refrain from work, fast and go to shul (synagogue) on Yom Kippur. ∙ The holiday is mentioned in [...].