Photos: Ultra-Orthodox Jews observe Yom Kippur

Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear white holiday cloths and eat cake during noon prayers a few hours before the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holy day of atonement, on Tuesday, September 25, at a synagogue in the central Israeli town of Bet Shemesh. Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, starts at sundown Tuesday.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear white holiday cloths and eat cake during noon prayers a few hours before the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holy day of atonement, on Tuesday, September 25, at a synagogue in the central Israeli town of Bet Shemesh. Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, starts at sundown Tuesday.