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Atonement

27 Elul, 5740 · September 8, 1980

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Atonement: 27 Elul, 5740 · September 8, 1980

The Midrash relates that when Moses foresaw that the Holy Temple would be destroyed and Jews would be unable to offer sacrifices in atonement, he asked G-d: “What will we do then?” G-d replied: “Jews should gather as one group to recite Selichos, and I will pardon them.”
Lubavitcher Rebbe
Atonement
27 Elul, 5740 · September 8, 1980
Disc 53, Program 210

Event Date: 27 Elul 5740 - September 08, 1980

The Midrash relates that when Moses foresaw that the Holy Temple would be destroyed and Jews would be unable to offer sacrifices in atonement, he asked G-d: “What will we do then?” G-d replied: “Jews should gather as one group to recite Selichos, and I will pardon them.”

But the Midrash does not stop there. It continues to relate that G-d “donned Talis and Tefillin,” so to speak, and recited the Thirteen Attributes of Divine Mercy. G-d Himself showed how to recite Selichos so that Jews would be certain of His forgiveness even in times of exile.

G-d is with every Jew, in whatever situation they may be; even in a state which requires Teshuvah, G-d still dwells among them - with them and within them. And He inscribes His People for a good and sweet year, and for complete physical and spiritual health.

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Anonymous January 28, 2013

Interesting.... Where is what the midrash spoke about in the tanach? Reply

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