Today is Yom Kippur Katan (Halacha a day)

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Today (Monday, August, 9)  is Yom Kippur Katan.  The day before Rosh Chodesh is called “Yom Kippur Katan”.

Mincha (the afternoon prayers) on Yom Kippur Katan includes prayers asking for repentance, so as to begin the new month with a “clean slate”.

Some have the custom to fast on Yom Kippur Katan.

In anticipation of the month of  Elul and the upcoming High Holidays, most communities say the Yom Kippur Katan prayers before Rosh Chodesh Elul, in order to get into the Teshuva (repentance) mood.

Rosh Chodesh Elul will be on Tuesday (August, 10) and Wednesday (August, 11).

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 97:1, 128:1

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