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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 1 - The 248 Positive Commandments of the Tora

164 - FEATSING ON YOM KIPPUR


Leviticus 16:29 -- "This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you.”

“The object of the Fast of Atonement is evident. The Fast creates the sense of repentance; it is the same day on which the chief of all prophets came down (from Mount Sinai) with the second tablets, and announced to the people the divine pardon of their great sin; the day was therefore appointed for ever as a day devoted to repentance and true worship of God. For this reason all material enjoyment, all trouble and care for the body, are interdicted; no work may be done; the day must be spent in confession; every one shall confess his sins and abandon them.”*

* Moreh Nebuchim III, 43

The Fast commences before sunset on the ninth day of Tishri, and closes after nightfall on eve of the eleventh day of Tishri.*

* Mishneh Torah, Zmanim, Hilchoth Shebithath Asor I, 6

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