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    • Elon Gilad
    • 13.09.13 | 12:54 (IDT)

    You are right that the little I wrote about the Scapegoat is rather rudimentary. In this format I could not write at great length about this fascinating subject. I did though in a Hebrew article which appears in this weekend's magazine. So if you can I suggest you read it. In it you will find that the interpretation of the ceremony more or less as I described it is not a product of modern bible criticism but rather the interpretation of two major rabbis Abraham Ibn Ezra (1164-1089) and Nahmanides (1270-1194). Though my treatment of the matter is somewhat is somewhat bemused and yes irreverent, I hope it encourages my readers to read on elsewhere. The Jewish Encyclopedia being a good online start.

    from the article: 10 things you probably don’t know about Yom Kippur
    First published 14:47 10.09.13 | Last updated 14:47 10.09.13
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