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December 18, 2015 1:45 pm

UN Recognizes Yom Kippur as Official Holiday

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Pictured are Jews praying at a synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur. The UN has recognized Yom Kippur as an official holiday. Graphic: Wikimedia Commons.

Pictured are Jews praying at a synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur. The UN has recognized Yom Kippur as an official holiday. Graphic: Wikimedia Commons.

After more than a year of diplomatic efforts led by the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, the body has recognized Yom Kippur as an official UN holiday.

Thursday’s decision was made by the UN workers committee and the UN secretariat.

Read full story at The Jerusalem Post.

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