Holidays

Torah Readings On Yom Kippur

June 29, 2006, by

On the morning of Yom Kippur, two Torah Scrolls are removed from the Aron HaKodesh (Holy Ark). The Torah Reading is from Vayikrah (Leviticus) Chapter 16, verse 1-34. This portion discusses the instructions to Moshe and Aharon concerning the procedure for the priestly service on Yom Kippur, which would enable them to achieve atonement for […]

The High Priest’s Temple Service

June 29, 2006, by

“And the Kohanim and the people standing in the Courtyard – when they would hear the glorious, awesome Name, the Ineffable one, emanating from the Kohen Gadol’s mouth, in holiness and purity, they would kneel and prostrate themselves, give thanks and say, ‘Blessed is the Name of His glorious kingdom for all eternity.’” In the […]

The Prayers of Yom Kippur

June 29, 2006, by

Kol Nidre On the eve of Yom Kippur while there is still daylight, Jews congregate all across the globe wearing white. They don their tallitot (prayer shawls) and Kol Nidre is chanted with a sense of emotional anticipation and a centuries-old feverishly moving melody. Dating back until at least the ninth century, Kol Nidre, at […]

Yom Kippur

June 22, 2006, by

Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakkai said concerning a king, “Should he fine me, his penalty is not eternal” for I would be able to earn more money. “Should he imprison me, his imprisonment is not eternal” for he might die and his successor will release me. “Should he kill me, my death is not eternal for […]