The Festival of Yom Kippur (The day of Atonement)

“For whatever person shall not be afflicted on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people” (Lev 23:29).

The Day of atonement (Yom Kipur) is the climax, and the main feast of the Seventh month, as it was described by the scribe from the 18th century , Abraham son of Yaacob, in a song about the Seventh Month :

“The seventh month is a forehead with diadem on it (Yom Kipur)”Kipur.

The Samaritan tradition, consider the Day Of Atonement , as the most holy feast of the year, as it is the day which god judge his own people. The whole congregation of the Israelites , standing in front of the Lord of the world, for a trial, and ask him for condonation.

This Day is the climax of the Ten Days of Pardons which devided into nine days of repentance and the Day of atonement. The sabbath which occurred, in these ten days, called The Sabbath of Pardons (Shabat Selichot).

The day of atonement is a totally Sabbath. The Samaritans mention this holy day, by a prayer which starts, right after the meal before the fast – two hours before of one evening till the next one, without interruption, as it written “From the one evening to the other you will strike your Sabbath. “(Lev 23:32). During the prayer, the whole five books of the Torah are read intermittently ,companion by poems were composed to this special day.Kipur2

Every soul must fast in this day, from the babies who just became weaned to the elder, men and women, boys and girls as it written :

” For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.” (Leviticus 23:29)

At the end of this long day, every family, sitting around the table for a festive meal.

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