This is the time of Yom Kippur, or the day of atonement as scripture teaches (I observe Yom Kippur this evening at sundown, as I follow the lunar sabbath and not the Saturn-day Sabbath). Anyway, I am not Jewish, per se, but I follow the scriptural feasts and not the pagan feasts.
It is said in oral Jewish tradition that all souls are remembered before the Almighty on Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashanah), and they are all judged before Him. There are TEN days until Yom Kippur...to fast, to repent, to turn (teshuvah), and then on Yom Kippur, all judgment is sealed. We are given an opportunity to get our hearts in order, and to set our course for the next year (or longer).
The fall feast have to do with the second coming of Messiah Yahshua (Jesus):
In light of this background, here is the word study I did:
INTERESTING HEBREW WORD STUDY ON THE WORD 'atonement' or 'kippur'....
The word for atonement in Hebrew is 'kippur'. Strong's Number H3725 matches the Hebrew כפר (kippur). The etymology of this word shows a Hebrew root of Strong's Number H3722 which matches the Hebrew כפר (kaphar).
The Hebrew word "kaphar" means:
1) to cover, purge, make an atonement, make reconciliation, cover over with pitch
a) (Qal) to coat or cover with pitch
1) to cover over, pacify, propitiate
2) to cover over, atone for sin, make atonement for
3) to cover over, atone for sin and persons by legal rites
1) to be covered over
2) to make atonement for
d) (Hithpael) to be covered
The interesting thing is that the first use of this word in scripture is in Genesis 6 regarding the command for Noah to make the ark and cover it with pitch: