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Our second example of this ritual dramatizing the exile of the Shekhinah is the
ritual ofyom kippur katan, or Lesser Day of Atonement, as the Kabbalists called
the day before the new moon, that was to be devoted to fasting and repentance.
Talmudic explanation, which relates only to the designation of the moon as the '
lesser light' in the first chapter of Genesis, the Kab- balists connected their
knowledge of the changing phases of the moon, which seemed to indicate that
until the ...
because they drew a parallel between the scapegoat, sent out into the
wilderness as a sin offering onyom kippur, and the he-goat which, as we have
seen, was also sacrificed on the day of the new moon. The first explanation
seems the more ...
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A good clear introduction to a very complex topic lately abused by casual practioners. I offered to lend this book to one modern "Kabbalist" who told me her group had more fun making it up. At least ... Read full review
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