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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Akharei Mot

Akharei Mot: The Ever-Present Sacred

This week’s Torah portion¬†(Akharei Mot) includes instructions for the rituals associated with Yom Kippur.¬†The Day of Atonement is still considered the holiest day of the Jewish year, but contemporary observance is vastly different than that described in this reading. The ancient rites of Yom Kippur were intended to purify not just Israelites, but also their […]

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