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Do the Jews still send a scapegoat once a year to the wilderness?

Sefer HaChinukh 185: The commandment of the service of Yom Kippur: That the high priest do all the procedure of Yom Kippur, with the order of the sacrifices, the confessions, the sending away of the ...
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Wine on Erev Yom Kippur

The Mishna Brura (OC 608:16) mentions not to drink fine wine. OU Kosher writes Wine and other intoxicating beverages should not be served.
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Using baby powder on Yom Kippur

Rav Moshe Feinstien Zt'l opinion is quoted in רשומי אהרן ח"ב או"ח סי' תרי"ד אות א that it is permitted in a case of need as baby powder is not considered anointing. As usual consult a ...
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Why specifically the size of a date on Yom Kippur?

The mishna b'rura this seif points this out: (א) ככותבת הגסה - אע"ג דבכל איסורי התורה משערינן בכזית, כל זה הכי דכתיבי אכילה משא"כ ביו"כ דלא כתיב אכילה אלא מנע הכתוב את האכילה בלשון ...
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Does Yom Kippur end mourning

Indeed Yom Kippur ends mourning, as the OU writes Shiv'a ends if a Jewish festival, Rosh Hashana, or Yom Kippur intervenes. Shloshim ends if a Jewish festival, Rosh Hashana, or Yom Kippur intervenes. ...
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Using baby powder on Yom Kippur

I can't find any proper sources, but I found a number of online rulings that it's permitted: https://helpfulhalacha.blogspot.com/2008/10/laws-of-yom-kippur.html It’s forbidden to use deodorants on ...
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Is there a mitzvah of Kavod Yom Kippur

In Shabbat 119a it says, אֲמַר לֵיהּ רֵישׁ גָּלוּתָא לְרַב הַמְנוּנָא: מַאי דִּכְתִיב ״וְלִקְדוֹשׁ ה׳ מְכוּבָּד״? אֲמַר לֵיהּ: זֶה יוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים, שֶׁאֵין בּוֹ לֹא אֲכִילָה וְלֹא שְׁתִיָּה, ...
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Why do we sing while saying viduy on Yom Kippur?

I heard an answer for a question very similar to this. During the days of Selihot, the Sepharadim recite it in a very joyful tune. My rabbi gave a reason for this. Since we recite Selihot in a minyan, ...
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Kibbudim for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

There are existing cards ready to be printed, in Hebrew, updated every year. They follow nusach sfard and the Rinat Israel siddur. I hope they are easy to adapt to your needs the version for Rosh ...
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How does one understand and make meaning of the Biein Melitz Yosher paragraph in the yom kippur shemone esreh?

The second cheilek (volume) of Talelai Oros on Rosh Hashanah (starting on page רלה) provides several explanations. 1) Torah acts as a protection against the Satan בְּאֵין מֵלִיץ יֽשֶׁר מוּל מַגִּיד ...
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How does one understand and make meaning of the Biein Melitz Yosher paragraph in the yom kippur shemone esreh?

I found: 1] From Chabad Moshe Bogomilsky "באין מליץ יושר מול מגיד פשע תגיד ליעקב דבר חוק ומשפט" “When there is no defender to intercede in our behalf against the accuser who reports our ...
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Why do we sing while saying viduy on Yom Kippur?

I believe I once heard this in a speech: Given that saying Viduy is part of the Teshuva process, we sing to show that we are happy , בשמחה, to fulfill that Mitzva.
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Was there a double portion of Mon on Erev Yom Kippur

THE DAFYOMI DISCUSSION LIST brought to you by Kollel Iyun Hadaf of Yerushalayim Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld [email protected] Dear Sholem, One could suggest ...
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Does Yom Kippur end mourning

SA OC 548:11 ראש השנה ויום הכפורים חשיבי כרגלים לבטל האבילות Rosh Hashana and Yom Kipur are treated like festivals with respect to nullifying mourning The Kaf Hachaim explains that even though ...
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The Satan and his limitations on Yom Kippur?

It says in Pirkei deRabbi Eliezer 46: "Sammael said before the Holy One, blessed be He: Sovereign of all the universe ! Thou hast given me power over all the nations of the world, but over Israel ...
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