The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur begins at sundown Sunday

Posted at 4:02 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 01:19:58-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people in Southern Nevada.

It begins at sundown on Sunday and ends at sundown on Monday.

A Las Vegas rabbi told 13 Action News they plan to follow coronavirus safety guidelines this year and even though they encourage people to come to synagogue, God will understand if people stay home to say their prayers.

For nearly 26 hours, Jewish people fast — abstaining from food and drinks. Instead, they normally spend the day praying in a local synagogue.

There will also be virtual services this year.