to focus on self-sacrifice, awareness of wrong-doing and sincerely intending to change. Fasting is a huge part of this Holy Day as is praying. Yom Kippur is also called the Day of Atonement.
All children over 12 are traditionally expected to join in the fasting and praying on this sacred day. This is a chance to start the New Year with a freshly cleaned slate.
Have you ever fasted for Yom Kippur?