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Megillat Taanit 4:8 (assuming this is the passage to which you are referring) discusses the literalist approach to Biblical interpretation taken by the Boethusians who rejected the Oral Law: "and they removed the garment before the elders of the city" - the words as they are written (i.e. literally, as interpreted by the Boethusians; The Oral tradition, ...


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The only thing about Yom Kippur in Megillat Taanit is in chapter 13, which says we fast that day and the golden calf was stoned for that day.


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You appear to mean the Mishnah Ta'anis chapter 4 misnah 8 R. Simeon ben Gamaliel says, "Never were more joyous festivals in Israel than the fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippur, for on them the maidens of Jerusalem used to go out dressed in white garments—borrowed ones, in order not to cause shame to those who had them not of their own;—these clothes ...



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