Topics in halacha, machshava, and tefillah related to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
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Yom Kippur: The Holiday of the Oral Law
Was the Oral Torah given to us along with the second Luchot on the 10th of Tishrei—Yom Kippur?
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The Meaning of the Scapegoat Ritual
This source sheet offers several traditional ways of understanding the scapegoat ritual.
Tamar Ron Marvin1100 ViewsOctober 3, 2022Yom Kippur,Azazel,Scapegoat
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Tishrei: First Month or Seventh Month?
Once you poke at it, the common notion that Rosh Hashanah marks the creation of the world is not so simple. Maybe Tishrei isn't even the first month of the year, but the seventh!
Tamar Ron Marvin668 ViewsAugust 23, 2022Rosh Hashanah,Tishrei,Calendar
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Seder ha-Avodah: Traces of Lived Memory
On Musaf of Yom Kippur, we recite piyyutim that recall the special avodah service performed by the Kohen Gadol. Might they be based upon a textual model written by an actual Kohen Gadol or other eyewitness to the avodah in the Beit ha-Mikdash?
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