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Thoughts on Yom Kippur

The Torah reading for Yom Kippur (Leviticus 16.1-34)[i] ends with “It is to be a statute to you forever, that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you are to afflict your souls, and do no … Continue reading

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Erev Yom Kippurim

Rabbi Bunim of Peshischa is attributed as saying, “A person should have two pockets in his coat. One should contain the Talmudic saying (Sanhedrin 37a), ‘A person is commanded to maintain: For my sake was the world created.’ In the … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5776

Yom Kippur begins Tuesday evening and continues until sunset Wednesday evening. This culminates a period of reflection and introspection that motivated Jews around the world to seek to make amends and restitutions with their fellow Jews and their fellow man, … Continue reading

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