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Special Erev Yom Kippur Service

  • September 13, 2013
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1190 East Lake Rd S, Tarpon Springs, FL 34668
Yom Kippur is also known as the "Day of Atonement." It is the most solemn and holiest day of the entire year. The word "Atonement" means reconciliation of God and man. It is when Jews strive to make amends with people and draw closer to God. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are known as the "Days of Repentance."

Yom Kippur is also known as the "Day of Fasting." Leviticus 23:27 describes it as "afflicting your soul." and during this time period no food or liquid is consumed, by choice.

Yeshua (Jesus)

In ancient times, in the Temple, the Holy of Holies was separated from the congregation by a veil. It was only entered once a year on Yom Kippur, when the high priest offered the "blood sacrifice" of atonement on behalf of the children of Israel.

When Yeshua died on the stake of execution (cross), the veil was ripped from top to bottom (Luke 23: 44-46).  The Messiah came as the High priest and entered the Holy of Holies in Heaven, becoming the final atonement for all of humankind. He has obtained eternal redemption! We have been redeemed by His blood which is in Yeshua (Romans 3).

Customs And Symbols

It is customary to fast on Yom Kippur.

At the closing of the Yom Kippur service, it is the time to Break-the-Fast with friends and family knowing a good year is ahead.

The process of Teshuvah (repentance) is a crucial part of the Yom Kippur service. It begins on the evening before Yom Kippur called, Kol Nidre, which means, "all vows." No work is to be done within this time period.

The book of Jonah is read during the afternoon to remind people of God’s forgiveness and His mercy.

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