How Yom Kippur Is The Most Important Feast Of The Jewish Calendar

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Yom Kippur is the most important feast in the Jewish calendar. The Jewish people celebrates this feat on every consecutive year. I chose to speak about the feast of Yom Kippur because it was inspired to me by one of the initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way (Carmen Hernandez). Hernandez had a deep love of for the Jewish Liturgies especially the feast of Yom Kippur. Every single year the Neocatechumenal Way in different countries has a retreat and in the retreat there is a special day reserved for conversion(confession). On this day of conversion all the members of the Neocatechumenal communities have to fast the whole day and feed themselves only with the word of God(Bible reading) and at the end of the day they confess all their sins in a penitential celebration. Hernandez always explained the relationship between Yom Kippur and the confession(penitential celebration) for us Catholic, that is why I have a special love for this feast because I heard of it every single year in the annual Neocatechumenal Way retreat. Another fact that pushed me to write about Yom Kippur is that we are in the year of mercy. So my paper will be based on the history of the Feast of Yom Kippur and Its origins and how it was prepared and celebrated among the Jewish. I will describe how the feast is celebrated and I will show its values in the Jewish faith. I will show as well how Jesus Christ celebrated the feast of Yom Kippur. Finally I will illustrated how Jesus fulfilled the feast of Yom…
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