Yom Kippur is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar and carries along with that many unique laws and customs. What are all the laws of Yom Kippur? When do they apply? What’s the deeper meaning of them? Is there a common theme that goes across all these laws?
Join me as we uncover the unique element of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and we’ll discover the elevated status we are able to attain on this holiest day.
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Code of Jewish Law, Shulchan Aruch, Orech Chaim 606:1, you should ask friends for forgiveness before Yom Kippur – https://www.sefaria.org/Shulchan_Arukh%2C_Orach_Chayim.606.1?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en
Maharal, Drasha Lishabbos Shuva, theme on Yom Kippur we’re like angels – https://www.sefaria.org/Drashot_Maharal%2C_Drush_L’Shabbat_T’Shuva.41?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=he
Pirkei Direbbi Eliezer, Ch. 46, laws of Yom Kippur stem from being like angels – https://www.sefaria.org/Pirkei_DeRabbi_Eliezer.46.9?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=he
Nefesh Hachaim footnote on 1:5, body in a shoe is like the soul in the body – https://www.sefaria.org/Nefesh_HaChayim%2C_Gate_I.5.9?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en
Devarim Rabah, more laws stemming from comparison to Angels – https://www.sefaria.org/Devarim_Rabbah.2.36?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en