. COVID is an unprecedented way for Jews to connect to God « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Jerusalem Post – Isolation, separation and social distancing contribute to two themes that I focus on during Yom Kippur. These two themes are – atonement and communion with the Almighty. Talmudic rabbis explain the need for this week-long separation period in two very different paradigmatic ways. According to Rabbi Yohanan (Israel, 2nd century CE), the High Priest’s seven-day separation each Yom Kippur is modeled after the section in the Torah about the dedication of the desert Tabernacle.

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