Yom Kippur Essay

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  • Yom Kippur Essay

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    Some religions believe that by praying once a day will bring them closer to God, and some think praying five times a day will bring them closer to God. For example, Hindus have a day called Carva Choth, Muslims have Ramadan, and the Jews have Yom Kippur. They all have different purposes for fasting, but there is one thing in common, which is a connection through humans to God. In World War Two, the Nazi Germans captured all the Jewish people and put them in concentrations camps, also known as

  • Leviticus 16 : The Day Of Atonement Or Yom Kippur

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    Leviticus 16 is read and interpreted as the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur. The biblically stated purpose of Yom Kippur, which is significantly different to the Rabbinic purpose, is to purify the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and to purify the high priests, priests, and the people of Israel. The concepts of ‘holy’ ‘clean’ and ‘unclean’ are intrinsic to understanding Leviticus. Since God is holy, then anything that comes in close contact of God must also be holy. The Mishkan, its contents, the High Priests

  • Yom Kippur War Research Paper

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    The Yom Kippur War The Yom Kippur War of 1973, was a very controversial event that took many countries by surprise. Beginning on the day of Yom Kippur, a day of fasting for the Muslims, the Israelis were taken by surprise as the Egyptians and Syrians backed by the Russians started attacking them from both the west and the northeast (Loyola). This caused a dilemma for the United States, because they were afraid that if they tried to help the Israelis they would end up in a war with Russia. Though

  • 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

  • The Yom Kippur War

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    The Yom Kippur War also demonstrated that the Arabs could also hurt Israel’s Western allies too (Ross, 1996, p. 47). Arabs states put an embargo on oil to the United States and Western Europe (Ross, 1996, p.47). There was a new weapon that could be used to draw the attention of the superpowers to the conflict. Oil had a devastating effect when its prices were doubled and its production was cut into half causing world-wide economic and political problems (Ross, 1996, p. 67). The United States began

  • Faustus In Act II : The Day Of Atonement

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    proclamation is a direct reference to the Day of Atonement Yom Kippur liturgy. The holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur is a time for Jewish people to atone for their transgressions and violations, and enter the new year unfettered by past misdeeds (Burk 2). It is a day to renew one’s covenant with God and mentally prepare for how one will approach the coming year. However, in the case of Faustus, this reference is not only about earthly Yom Kippur. Faustus is not home with his family preparing for

  • Yom Kippur: The Moment In Jewish

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    Yom Kippur is the moment in Jewish time when we give our cerebrum, body, and soul to trade off with God, our related individuals, and ourselves. We are told to swing to those whom we have wronged to begin with, perceiving our wrongdoings and the torment we may have realized. Meanwhile, we ought to will to pardon and to surrender certain offenses and the suppositions of scorn they induced in us. On this excursion we are both seekers and suppliers of exoneration. At precisely that point would we have

  • Yom Kippur Research Paper

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    Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement and to celebrate it is an ever lasting commandment. This is also a sabbath. In Leviticus chapter 16 verse 29-31 it says “And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourns among you... It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever." We afflict

  • Fences, Omission, And Misinterpretation : The Yoma And Leviticus 16

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    discuss. The fifth tractate of the second order of the Mishnah is an entitled “Yoma,” and elaborates upon the laws and regulations of Yom Kippur, previously outlined in Leviticus 16. However, after contrasting these two texts it is undeniably discernable that the rabbis are uncertain and occasionally incorrect regarding their interpretation of the laws surrounding Yom Kippur, and the biblical scripture itself. They attempt to modernize the

  • Religion In Night By Elie Wiesel

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    shows Elie loss of faith in religion is that he refuse to participate and enjoy the religious holidays. Once a religious Jewish who study the Kabbalah, Elie did not enjoy Rosh Hashana and pray like the other Jews. He also decided not to fast during Yom Kippur. “And then, there was no longer any reason for me to fast. I no longer accepted God’s silence. As I swallowed my ration of soup. I turned that act into a symbol of rebellion, of protest against him”(Wiesel, 69). Wiesel uses words such as silence

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