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Weekly Torah Commentary - Acharei Mot April 29, 2016

Leviticus 16-18

In this week’s Torah reading, we learn all about the annual Day of Atonement which the God of Israel commanded the Jewish people to observe “as a perpetual ordinance.” The strangest element of the service was the ritual of the two goats – one offered as a sacrifice, the other sent away into the desert “to Azazel.” They were brought before the High Priest, to all intents and purposes indistinguishable from one another; they were chosen to be as similar as possible to one another in size and appearance. 640 more words

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Snapshots of the Cross in the Old Testament—Yom Kippur … the scapegoat

Aaron shall take the two goats to the entrance of the Tent of the Lord’s presence. The goat chosen for Azazel shall be presented alive to the Lord. 463 more words

Jesus Christ

Joel's Video

This video was done as a Project for an Old Testament class that our son Joel was part of a couple of years ago. It is done in a documentary style (particularly as Philippine news documentaries are done). 34 more words

Yom Kippur--The Lamb's Book

Illustration:  “L’Arbre de Vie (‘Tree of life’– sketch to vitrage in Chapelle des Cordeliers in Sarrebourg)” by Marc Chagall, 1974.

Jesus said to , ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. 378 more words


Yom Kippur--Complete Forgiveness

Illustration:  “Prophet Jeremiah” by Marc Chagall, oil on canvas, 1968.

“‘And this shall be a statute forever for you, that atonement may be made for the people of Israel once in the year because of all their sins.’ And Moses did as the LORD commanded him” (Leviticus 16:34). 415 more words

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Yom Kippur--The Scapegoat (Second Sunday in Lent)

Illustration:  “Wandering Jew” by Marc Chagall, ink on paper, 1914.

“And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. 363 more words

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Yom Kippur--The Sacrifice

Illustration:  “The Cattle Dealer,” by Marc Chagall, oil on canvas, 1912.

“If any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn among them eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people.  327 more words

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