The Cohein Gadol’s (High Priest’s) Yom Kippur Ritual


What can we learn from the ideal and actual behavior of the High Priest on Yom Kippur as described in early Rabbinic texts? We still celebrate the intense moment of the High Priest entering the Holy of Holies in the Temple and uttering the unpronounceable name in the Yom Kippur Musaf, even though there have been over 2,000 years of Jews observing Yom Kippur without a Temple or High Priest. What have we gained or lost in not having this “technology” available to us?

Facilitated by Adina Abramowitz

Adina Abramowitz is a nonprofit consultant, member of Dorshei Derekh and GJC, and lover of Jewish history from the Destruction of the Second Temple to the early Rabbinic times. Adina first studied these Tannaitic texts while studying at Hebrew University during her Junior Year abroad in 1977-78.

Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
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