Today marks the beginning of Yom Kippur. Also known as the Day of Atonement, it is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. It is traditionally observed with a day of fasting and prayer, with the day often spent in synagogue services.
Typically, a joyful break-fast follows the daylong fast and prayer on Yom Kippur. It is the first meal after this 25 hour fast where friends and family come together to break bread. Yom Kippur break-fast foods often include eggs, bagels, fruit, noodle kugel, and cheese blintzes.