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Paleo Yom Kippur Break Fast - The Keto Way!

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Updated: December 5, 2020
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Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is one of the holiest days of the year for Jews.

Paleo Yom Kippur Break Fast Menu

What is Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur is our Day of Atonement, or as our Rabbi Tirzah Firestone says, at-one-ment. I love that.

Yom Kippur Meaning?

What does Yom Kippur mean? The literal translation is:

Yom (יוֹם) = day

Kippur (כִּפּוּר) = atone

When is Yom Kippur?

In case you’re wondering, when is Yom Kippur 2020, I’ve got you covered. This year, Yom Kippur begins on the evening of Sunday, September 27th, referred to as Erev Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur Fasting

Fasting for Yom Kippur begins 20 minutes before sundown and ends after nightfall the following day. Why fast on Yom Kippur? We do so to lessen our grip on the corporeal and come closer to spiritual holiness as we repent for our sins.

Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur

The period from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur is known as the Days of Awe. This ten-day period of introspection culminates in Yom Kippur. These two High Holy Days are the only ones in Judaism, and very important to us.

I love Jewish New Year and have a healthy low-carb Rosh Hashanah Menu that we enjoy for our New Year’s celebration. After that comes our fantastic keto Yom Kippur Break Fast tradition.

How is Yom Kippur Observed?

On the eve of Yom Kippur, we eat a festive meal before the holiday starts. We then pray, seek atonement and forgiveness, and give to charity, typically gathering in synagogue when there is not a pandemic.

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Some of the sins we may be repenting for this year.

Can You Say Happy Yom Kippur?

I’m often asked, is it ok to say Happy Yom Kippur? The answer to that is not really. That’s because Yom Kippur is a Holy Day, not a holiday. Yom Kippur is not a celebration, but a solemn day to repent and atone for our sins.

What Can You Say on Yom Kippur?

Along these lines, what is the proper Yom Kippur greeting? In our family on Yom Kippur, we say, have an easy fast.

Food for Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, a fast day, we abstain from food and water. Because a liquid-free fast can be stressful, I don’t include many spicy foods or sweets at our Yom Kippur Break Fast.

Paleo Yom Kippur Break Fast Menu

Although my husband grew up breaking the fast with heavy foods and rich desserts, he thanks me every year for making simple, wholesome foods for our Yom Kippur Break Fast. Here’s our menu for you!


Homemade Hot Apple Cider recipe


Homemade Hot Apple Cider

I used to love breaking my fast with Homemade Hot Apple Cider because it’s so soothing, autumnal, and refreshing.

Now that I’m on the Keto Diet I go for the protein and fat below for Yom Kippur Break Fast. Mr. Pantry and the boys love apple cider and I still make it for them.


matzo ball soup




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