Sunday, September 27, 2020

Yom Kippur 5781 / 2020

Today, September 27, 2020 is Yom Kippur. Normally Hank would proudly share information about this high holy day. Sadly and regrettably, he is not here so I will attempt to fill his giant shoes.

This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you. For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before the Lord” (Leviticus 16: 29-30). - Townhall

The linked article appeared in my daily newsfeed and comes from a conservative newsletter. Some may find it odd that a "political" source has religious information but readers may be surprised to find all kinds of topics. 

Below is a partial summary of the article followed by an invitation to read more if you so choose. The author is Myra Kahn Adams, born and raised Jewish in the "Bagel Belt" (her words, not mine). She continues . . .

Decades later, I learned the reason why our neighborhood in the Boston suburb of Needham was overwhelmingly Jewish when Jews were a small minority in the town. My mother said that in the 1950s post-war exodus from the city, Jews looking to reside in Needham were only allowed to buy homes in newly built neighborhoods.

I grew up in the 50's and attended school with two Jewish children who were my age. There may have been more but they were the only two I knew. I have no idea where the temple was but there must have been at least one in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Myra Kahn Adams, born a Jew who later converted to Christianity. Her story about Yom Kippur and the Messianic "connection" continues.

“Yom Kippur is simply known as Yoma, ‘the day’ in rabbinic literature. On that sacred day, two goats were central to Israel’s atonement system. The first was put to death for the sins of the nation while the second was sent into the wilderness, carrying away Israel’s sins. Yeshua [Jesus] fulfills these two roles, dying for our sins and carrying them away. In Him, we are forgiven and free.”

You may want to read the complete article or not. If so the link is here.

L'shanah tovah

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