A Yom Kippur Riddle


Hey Rabbi, can you help me with the answer to this question/ riddle?

“On one historic Yom Kippur, the entire Jewish people ate and drank and were praised for it by God. When did this occur?”

Thanks and have an easy fast!




  1. Happy to help! When King Solomon built the Temple, Yom Kippur occurred during its seven Inauguration Days. The Sanhedrin decided that not only must the Inauguration Sacrifices for the Temple be offered but, moreover, the people must cook, eat, and drink on Yom Kippur or else the happiness of the Inauguration would be incomplete. (See Tractate Mo’ed Katan 9a.)

    I hope you have an easy and meaning fast as well!

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team