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(7) Feast of the Lord - Leviticus 23:1-44


vs 4. These are the designated times of ADONAI, the holy convocation you are to proclaim at their designated times. CJSB

Spring Feast

1. Feast of Pesach (Passover)   2. Feast of Matzah (Unleavened Bread)   

3. Feast of Sfirat HaOmer (First Fruits-Barley)   4. Feast of Shavu'ot (Weeks-Pentecost) 

Winter Feast

5. Feast of Rosh-Hashanah (Trumpets)  6. Feast of Yom-Kippur (Atonement)   7. Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles)


Feast of Yom-Kippur (Atonement)

Leviticus 23:26-32

Yom-Kippur has long been considered the most holy day on the Jewish Biblical calendar. The name itself describes the history of this day; for it was on this day-once a year- that the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies to make atonement for the nation.  In a word, Yom-Kippur illustrates regeneration for those who follow God's way of atonement. leviticus 16 goes into great detail about the Yom-Kippur ceremony, which centered on the sacrifice of two goats. One goat, called Chatat (sacrifices) was to be slain as a blood sacrifice to symbolically cover the sins of Israel. the other goat, call Azazel or scapegoat, would be brought before the priest. The priest would lay his hands on the head of the goat as he confessed the sins of the people. But instead of slaying this animal in the traditional fashion, the goat would be set free in the wilderness, symbolically taking the sins of the nation out from their midst. what was began on Rosh-Hashana- was completed nine days later with atonement and regeneration. In Temple times, the observance of the day was more clearly defined and centered on the sacrifice. In 70 c.e., however, the Temple was destroyed, hence some perplexing question arose: How can Yom-Kippur be observed without the proper place of sacrifice? How can Yom-Kippur be effectual without the proper sacrifice? The rabbis of the first century decided to make substitutions: prayer (Tefilah), repentance ( T'shuvah), and charity (Tzedakah) replaced sacrifice in the modern observance of Yom-Kippur. There are Orthodox Jewish sects who still believe that Temple animal sacrifice need to be revived in Israel. The sect of the Temple Mount Faithful is actively reproducing the holy vessels and priestly garments prepare for the coming Temple.  They have attempted to place the first cornerstone on the Temple Mount in Yerushalayim, strongly believing that such a structure will be rebuilt soon. CJSB page 162

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