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The goat for Azazel, described in Leviticus Chapter 16 as part of the Yom Kippur service.

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What's the relationship or difference between Azael and Azazel (עזא"ל vs. לעזאזל)?

Azael and Azazel seem similar or related. Is it that Azael is an accusing angel that occupies Azazel the rocky cliff that is associated with Esau - Seir(Goat, thus the YK goat to dispel) - the Accuser?...
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How does the Beta Israelite community interpret Wayikra/Leviticus 16 in regards to the scapegoat, "Azazel"?

To my understanding, the Beta Israel community accepts HaSepher Chanoch within their canon. That being said within HaSepher Chanoch, Azazel is described as a fallen angel (Enoch Literature) which is ...
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What is the purpose of the goat for Azazel, as opposed to conventional offerings?

I've long been confused by the two goats on Yom Kippur. The kohein gadol confesses his and his house's sins on the bull that is offered; in addition, there is a goat that is offered (without ...
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Where did the Jews send the goat "for Azazel" while in the desert?

Rashi (Vayikra 16:8) says: Azazel: This is a strong and hard mountain, [with] a high cliff, as the Scripture says [in describing Azazel] (verse 22 below),“a precipitous land (אֶרֶץ גְּזֵרָה),” ...
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