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Yom Kippur - Sin and Its Reparation

Here we will consider the Yom Kippur offering (rendered in English as “Day of Atonement”) and how we, as Orthodox Christians, are to understand it in the light of Christ. 2,875 more words

Orthodox Soteriology



The Old Testament prophet Isaiah tells about a vision he had when God commissioned him to be a prophet.  “In the year king Uzziah died, I say the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of his robe filled the temple.  962 more words

Doctrine Of God

Acharei Mot–Kedoshim

This week: sex and holiness.

But first, a note on Lag B’Omer, which occurs next Thursday.  “Lag” is 33 using the Hebrew alphabet: lamed=30 plus gimel=3.   1,486 more words

Casting Out Demons

“…the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make atonement upon it to send it to the wilderness as the scapegoat.”
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Acharei Mos - Does Judaism believe in Satan? -- By Ben

This week’s parsha details a bizarre ritual the Jews were to perform on Yom Kippur. Basically they took two identical goats, one to be sacrificed by the Kohen Gadol (high priest) to atone for the nation and the other one was sent “to Azazel,” by being thrown off a cliff. 1,095 more words

Posts By Ben

Acharey Mot & Shemini: So He Will Not Die

How can anyone enter the Holy of Holies and come out alive?

God spoke to Moses after the death of two of the sons of Aaron, when they drew close in front of God and they died.  2,259 more words

Yom Kippur

Teleportation and Teshuva - Yom Kippur 2017

You never know what will inspire you in your quest for a דרשה topic. This past week, Rabbi Benjy Samuels of Shaarei Tefillah gave a series of shiurim to students of Maimonides School as preparation for יום כיפור.  1,426 more words