25 Best Yom Kippur Greetings & Wishes

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You should never say “Happy Yom Kippur”... use one of these greetings on the holiest day of the Jewish year instead.

Yom Kippur falls on the tenth day of the Jewish calendar month of Tishrei. It is the holiest of Jewish holidays, observed with fasting, praying, reflection and refraining from comforts until sundown. If you are unsure of what to say on Yom Kippur, we’ve gathered the best Yom Kippur wishes, greetings and captions in one place. Keep scrolling to find the perfect pairing for your high holiday post:

Best Yom Kippur Wishes

Since Yom Kippur is a solemn holiday, it’s best not to wish someone who is observing a “happy Yom Kippur”. Use one of these more appropriate wishes instead:

  • Yom Kippur Tzom Kal [have an easy Yom Kippur fast]
  • Tsom kal [easy fast]
  • Tzom kal [easy fast]
  • May the blessed 25 hours of Yom Kippur seal your fate in the Book of Life
  • Have a blessed Yom Kippur
  • Wishing you an easy fast
  • May your Yom Kippur be filled with peace
  • We should respect this day of atonement and repentance
  • Have a meaningful fast
  • May your atonement be meaningful

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Yom Kippur Quotes

Reflect on Yom Kippur with one of these handpicked quotes for the holy day:

  • “Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God’s Book of Life.” – Jonathan Sacks
  • “Every year, we observe Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement, and the holiest day in the Jewish calendar), by fasting for 25 hours and spending that entire time in contemplation of our sins.” – Simon Kelner
  • “On the Day of Atonement, Jews are commanded to seek forgiveness from the people we have hurt.” – Laura Schlessinger
  • “While we should not allow the burdens of the past nor the anxieties of the future to exert a destructive effect on our living, the constructive lessons of the past and a responsible attitude towards the future can guide us to a proper and responsible life.” – Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski
  • “The entire world is God’s message of love to us. Yom Kippur is the time when we are most open to receive this message.” – Rabbi Noah Weinberg
  • “Every Yom Kippur, Jewish tradition requires a strict spiritual inventory. You aren’t supposed to just sit around feeling guilty, but to take action in the real world to set things right.” – Naomi Wolf
  • “Over the next year, if you buy something new, give something else away.” – Rabbi Eytan Yammer

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Yom Kippur Captions

Looking for the best thing to post before sundown? We’ve put together the best Yom Kippur captions for the holiday:

  • Fasting is food for the soul
  • Atonement in progress
  • Have a meaningful Yom Kippur
  • Fast, pray, love
  • Shofar so good
  • Wishing you a meaningful and easy fast
  • Have a good holy day
  • May your sealing be sweet

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