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Idolatry; Paganism

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When we would be at odds with G-d and He with us, the two angels would turn away from one another. But when the two of us would be in harmony, the temple priests would open the curtains and show us the two figurines entwined in embrace...
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The Yom Kippur morning haftarah (from the book of IsaiahIsaiah 57:14-58:14. ) tells us what a meaningful fast is and what it can accomplish. There are also other messages that connect to the theme of Yom Kippur. If I were to sum up the haftarah in one sen...
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