Biggest
yeshiva
in the world

Dedicate the study in the website

Dedicate
Can one wear a leather belt or leather Kippa or Yom Kippur?

Can one wear a leather belt or leather Kippa or Yom Kippur?

View the answer of the Rabbi>>

Daily Times in Jerusalem

9 Tishrei 5783 | 4/10/2022

Daily Times | more times
  • 6:34 Sunrise
  • 8:55 Kriyat Shma MGA

Shabbat Ha'azinu

13 Tishrei 5783

Shabbat Times | Parashat Hashavua
  • 17:41 Candle lighting
  • 18:51 End of Shabbat
  • 19:32 Rabeinu Tam

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, 9 Tishrei 5783

Yom Kippur
  • 17:45 Chag begins
  • 18:55 Chag ends
  • 19:35 Rabenu Tam

Interesting articles

Ask the Rabbi

Video Lessons

Daily Halacha

undefined
Leather shoes on Yom Kippur

Rabbi Yoel Lieberman

Question

On the day of Yom Kippur, when fasting, many things are prohibited, including that you can not wear leather shoes or wash hands. What is the reason for the prohibition of leather shoes and washing hands?

Answer

The Torah commands us on Yom Kippur to "afflict yourselves". Primarily this means not to eat or drink but our Rabbis explained that it includes other afflictions such as the ones you mentioned. The main reason is to remove ourselves as much as we can from our bodily pleasures and material needs and to make ourselves as holy as we can be on this special day to the extent of emulating the angels. The prohibitions themselves are also an atonement to the sins which were stemmed from our material and physical desires. Shanna Tova

Read more
Daily Halacha DedicationTo Thousands Of Subscribers By Email And Website
Parashat Hashavua

An Eternal Covenant

An Eternal Covenant

A Shiur by Rabbi Berel Wein for the weekly Torah reading of Ha'azinu.

daily learning

toregister todaily learning
Yom Kippur

P'ninat Mishpat (670)
P'ninat Mishpat (670)
Bemare Habazak - Rabbis Questions (498)
Bemare Habazak - Rabbis Questions (498)
Igrot Hare’aya (88)
Igrot Hare’aya (88)
The Coronavirus Pandemic (34)
The Coronavirus Pandemic (34)
Foundations of Faith (51)
Foundations of Faith (51)
Sefer Torah & Hashem's Names (1)
Sefer Torah & Hashem's Names (1)
את המידע הדפסתי באמצעות אתר yeshiva.org.il