YOM KIPPUR

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After all the Sacrifices in the Temple have been explained (see my two posts on “Offerings to God: The Ancient Hebrew Cult of Sacrifice” on 7/21/11 and 7/22/11), and the instructions for the purification of the Tabernacle (a symbol, of course, for purifying the Body) have been concluded, the “Holiness Code” in Leviticus describes the instructions for the Jewish Holiday that is being celebrated throughout the world today!

Taken inwardly, all the rules and regulations have been provided to help the Initiate keep the soul awake, pure, and ready for the opening of the Threshold. But since accidents happen to everyone, the Torah prescribes a special annual day in which all of those ‘sins’ and impurities, which may have been overlooked or forgotten, or never even recognized at all, can all be purged in a general, mass purification ritual. This is known as Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement”, a day of prayer and fasting, and it is the only day of the year when the High Priest may enter the Holy of Holies, where he is to ask God to forgive all the sins of the people. 

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