Jom Kippur

Foto: Kol Nidre (formelhafte Erklärung vor dem Abengebet am Beginn des Jom Kippur) aus dem Wormser Machsor⁣

„The Sabbaths are our great cathedrals; and our Holy of Holies is a shrine that neither the Romans nor the Germans were able to burn; a shrine that even apostasy cannot easily obliterate: the Day of Atonement.⁣
According to the ancient rabbis, it is not the observance of the Day of Atonement, but the Day itself, the “essence of the Day,” which, with man’s repentance, atones for the sins of man.“⁣

Abraham Joshua Heschel

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