Yom Kippur is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar that falls exactly 10 days, known as the Days of Awe, after Rosh Hashanah. It is known as The Day of Atonement, with three essential paths leading the follower to this state of atonement. The first is prayer, in which worshippers receive atonement through prayers of forgiveness. The second is fasting, in which all refrain from eating and drinking to devote oneself to this spiritual awakening and introspection. And the last is charity, known as tzedaka, in which it is customary to give to the poor. The shofar used during Rosh Hashanah is also used at the end of Yom Kippur.