Yom Kippur 2023

Sep 23, 2023    Brittney Scott

In lieu of the normal weekly Torah Portion, we’re going to look instead at where we are exactly on the Calendar in the midst of the Fall Festivals! We are currently in the 10 days of awe (Yamim Nora’im) leading to Yom Kippur!  Of all the Feasts, Yom Kippur is seen as the most solemn, a day of fasting and prayer seeking the favor of the Most High. And with its function as the Day of Judgment (and the prophesied Great and Terrible Day of the LORD), there is significance to these associations. Yet Yom Kippur is also when the Jubilee/Yobel is sounded! How do we reconcile these two concepts?