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Yom Kippur: President Obama, Billy Eichner & More Celebrate Jewish Holiday

Wed, September 23, 2015 11:19am EDT by 3 Comments
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It’s Yom Kippur, and tons of celebrities have expressed their excitement over celebrating the holiest day of the Jewish year! Politicians like President Obama and actors like Billy Eichner took to Twitter to give their best wishes for the High holiday, and some to talk about their plans themselves!

Yom Kippur, on September 23, is a day that so many Jewish celebrities have come out to celebrate with high regard. They took to Twitter to share their excitement about the holiday, and some non-Jewish celebs chimed in to give their support. What a loving day! Click through to see their tweets!

Yom Kippur is the day that marks atonement for Jewish people all over the world. On the holiest day of the Jewish year, which started on Rosh Hashanah on September 13, followers will be fasting for an entire 26 hours, as well as abstaining from washing their bodies, wearing leather, and doing a lot of other things. What an impressive feat. Celebrities like Billy Eichner, Ellen Degeneres, Jenny Slate — and even President Obama — tweeted about their hopes for the holy day.

What a beautiful, and sometimes funny, way to celebrate Yom Kippur! We see you, Billy and Natasha! We’re sure more and more celebs will visit Twitter throughout the day to talk their experiences during this holy day. HollywoodLifers, help us wish our Jewish readers a very happy Yom Kippur, and best wishes for the next year!

— Samantha Wilson