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After the Yom Kippur service in the Holy Temple concluded, throngs of worshippers would accompany the High Priest back to his home for a holiday feast. Why the big celebration?

Leaving the Cocoon

Leaving the Cocoon

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Leaving the Cocoon

After the Yom Kippur service in the Holy Temple concluded, throngs of worshippers would accompany the High Priest back to his home for a holiday feast. Why the big celebration?
Yom Kippur, Parshah, Acharei

Our parshah this week opens after the death of Aaron’s two sons in the inner sanctum of the Tabernacle, and launches into a detailed discussion of the Yom Kippur service, the highlight of which took place in the Holy of Holies.

Believe it or not, there was actually great joy and celebration that went on after the service concluded. Throngs of worshippers would accompany the High Priest back to his home for a holiday feast.

Why the big celebration? Wasn't it really time for the people to go home and break their fast?

Tune into this week’s edition of the ParshaCast and discover a meaningful message, one that can help us tap into what's holy in our own lives.

Rabbi Benny Rapoport is director of Chabad's Jewish Discovery Center in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He has lived in the Scranton/Abington area with his wife and family since the fall of 2000.
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Rabbi Tzvi Freeman September 21, 2010

Re: Leaving the Cocoon? Rabbi Rapoport is referring to the Ark that held the Tablets of the Torah in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Reply

Ralph Meyer calgary, Ab, Canada September 18, 2010

Leaving the Cocoon? Are you referring to that the Kohan Gadol, goes into the Ark area where the Torah is kept?? This makes no sense as it is opened every Monday and Thursday to take out Torah?? oram I misinterpreting what Beni is referring to? Reply

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