Tag Archives: Yom Kippur

Atonement: Participating and Anticipating

Aime Palliere was a Frenchman, a Catholic, who became a Noahide, a non-converting adherent to Judaism. In other words, he rejected the Jesus of his own family and Catholic faith because he was drawn to things he saw in Judaism. … Continue reading

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Superman, Judaism, Yom Kippur

A new blog by an experienced rabbi. And after Sukkot, there will be a wider variety of offerings. Right now, it’s hard to find Rabbi Paul Saal’s blog. He and I will work on fixing that later in the month. … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur Sentiment in the New Testament

From the brother of Yeshua, reported in Josephus and other sources to have been a respected and righteous man in his time: Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify … Continue reading

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Expand Your Confession

Our thinking needs adjusting. The Yom Kippur liturgy is a good challenge to individualist rationalism, as Rabbi Carl Kinbar explains. http://mjti.blogs.com/midrash/2010/09/confession-on-yom-kipper.html

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High Holidays 101: Elul and Its Meaning

Throughout Elul and into the Days of Awe (Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur) and Sukkot (Tabernacles), I will be posting information and inspiration for a wide audience. Because there are so many Bible readers and fans in this great big … Continue reading

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Elul: The Month of Teshuvah

Elul, the month on the Jewish calendar that precedes Rosh HaShanah, begins tonight at sundown. Rosh Chodesh Elul (the new moon of Elul) is a spiritually significant time. It is the beginning of a long period of introspection, increased fervor, … Continue reading

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CLASSIC REPRINT: Reflections on a Yom Kippur Noob Experience

I posted this reflection for last year’s Yom Kippur (2008). I think it is one of my best stories. ………………………… I have been on the path of Judaism for about seven years. Before that, I was learning about Judaism, but … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur: A Prayer Banned by the Nazis in 1935

In his Yom Kippur Anthology, Philip Goodman comments on the following prayer: In 1935, when anti-Semitism was clearly evident throughout Germany, Rabbi Leo Baeck (1873 – 1956), who was president of the representative organization of German Jewry, wrote a prayer … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur: Assurance of Forgiveness

The first time I saw men beating their chests and prostrating themselves on Yom Kippur, I was scandalized. At the time I was in a Christian setting and I was used to an entirely different attitude towards sin and forgiveness. … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur: Philo on the Sabbath of Sabbaths

Philo lived in the days of the New Testament (20 B.C.E. to 50 C.E.) in the city of Alexandria, Egypt. Alexandria had a huge Jewish population, about half of the city, and was also one of the largest cities in … Continue reading

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