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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

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    All members of the Jewish community are well aware of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is the holiest day of the year. Yom Kippur which is September 22–23, 2015 this year is the day in which those who practice Judaism are closest to God and is the day that He will cleanse, purify and forgive. The day is an important one that is taken very seriously. The tone is often solemn with underlying joy and involves 5 prayer services. Although a significant holiday, some couples are faced with the dilemma

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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

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    On October 6, 1973, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched an attack on Israel to try and regain some of the territories that they lost during the Six Day War in 1967. The two Arab nations attacked when the Jewish people would be most vulnerable, Yom Kippur, also known as the holiest day in the Jewish religion. Because the Jewish people were busy celebrating their holiday, the Egyptian troops were able to take them by surprise and swept right through the Sinai Peninsula. However, Syria was having problems

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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

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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

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    particularly true for nations like Israel, as demonstrated in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War. It was on October 6, 1973, the “Day of Atonement” for Jews locally called Yom Kippur, when Israel was surprisingly attacked along its Golan Heights and on its positions in the much-contested Sinai Peninsula by Syrian and Egyptian forces. The invaders had an advantage over their rivals as most Israeli soldiers were observing Yom Kippur away from their usual posts. The vaunted Israeli commanders sent the Israeli

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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

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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

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    The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation is a foundation of the Catholic faith and of Christ’s teaching on earth, that forgiveness is vital to the ministry of God. This sacrament, however, is not the first occurrence of a forgiveness ritual in history. In fact, forgiveness itself can be found in cultures before Christ came down to earth. Three cultural groups, the Jews, the Taoists, and the Jains each have their own version of an atonement ritual. However great these rituals are, the Catholic ritual

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