Yom Kippur – The Great Day of Atonement

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A blessed fast to our Jewish sisters and brothers for the Day of Atonement,
Yom Kippur, which begins this evening at sunset and lasts until sunset tomorrow. Read an overview of this highest, holiest day on the Jewish calendar.

For all who have forgotten, and there are too many, Jesus was a Jew, and this day was, therefore,for him also the highest, holiest day of the year, the only day when the High Priest,and that one alone, would enter the Holy of Holies in the Temple to make sacrifice for the sins of all the people and so atone for that entire year of sin.

This shall be a statute to you for ever: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall deny yourselves, and shall do no work, neither the citizen nor the alien who resides among you. For on this day atonement shall be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins you shall be clean before the Lord. It is a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall deny yourselves; it is a statute for ever. Leviticus 16:29-31

Yom Kippur, prayer
Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech ha’olam asher kid’shanu
b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik neir shel (shabbat v’shel) you hakippurim.