Saturday, October 01, 2011

Yom Kippur

 (יוֹם כִּפֻּר] yowm kippūr), the Jewish holiday of the Day of Atonement. The word kippur (Hebrew: כִּפֻּר) is from the root word kaphar (Hebrew: כָּפַר) "to cover, purge, make an atonement, make reconciliation, cover over with pitch"). It is one of the Yamim Noraim (Hebrew, "Days of Awe"). The day is commemorated with a 25-hour fast and intensive prayer. It is considered the holiest day of the Jewish year.

The rites for Yom Kippur are set forth in the sixteenth chapter of Leviticus (cf. Exodus 30:10; Leviticus 23:27-31, 25:9; Numbers 29:7-11). It is described as a solemn fast, on which no food or drink could be consumed, and on which all work is forbidden. Sacrifices were offered in the Temple in Jerusalem.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, falls on It occurs on the tenth day of the seventh month. Here are the coinciding secular date in 2011: October 7-8.

Morning: Leviticus 16:1-34 and Numbers 29:7-11
Afternoon: Leviticus 18:1-30

The text tells the ritual of Yom Kippur. After the death of Aaron's sons, God told Moses to tell Aaron not to come at will into the Most Holy Place, lest he die, for God appeared in the cloud there. Aaron was to enter only after bathing in water, dressing in his sacral linen tunic, breeches, sash, and turban, and bringing a bull for a sin offering, two rams for burnt offerings, and two he-goats for sin offerings. Aaron was to take the two goats to the entrance of the Tabernacle and place lots upon them, one marked for the Lord and the other for Azazel. Aaron was to offer the goat designated for the Lord as a sin offering, and to send off to the wilderness the goat designated for Azazel. Aaron was then to offer the bull of sin offering. Aaron was then to take a pan of glowing coals from the altar and two handfuls of incense and put the incense on the fire before the Most Holy Place, so that the cloud from the incense would screen the Ark of the Covenant. He was to sprinkle some of the bull's blood and then some of the goat's blood over and in front of the Ark, to purge the Shrine of the uncleanness and transgression of the Israelites.


Yom Kippur – The Feasts of The Lord
and Cello Soloist Teodora Miteva, Bulgaria/Austria performed this concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Women´s Orchestra at the St. Thekla Church in Vienna. Conducted by Izabella Shareyko.
1) "Kol Nidrei" Max Bruch - Part 1  "Kol Nidrei" Max Bruch - Part 2 Teodora Miteva, Cello

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