Yom Kippur – Yoel Halevi

William Holman Hunt: The Scapegoat, 1854.

And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying: “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls…on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.” – Leviticus 23:26-32

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  1. Yoel Ben Shlomo says

    We were looking for Isaiah 30:29

  2. Steven says

    Some thoughts, the affliction is not optional for souls unless they want to be “cut off”, Leviticus 23:29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

    To me affliction is not a joyous occasion, when I word study affiction and I see the context affliction is like the bitter service of Egypt for 400 years. I think the concept of mourning is better. Reminds me of Yeshua “my soul is sorrowful unto death”.

  3. Marl says

    Correct me if I’m wrong, friends, but isn’t the Hebrew word(verb) for “afflict” closer to “humble”

  4. Amanda says

    Thanks so much, Yoel for all the interesting information.

    I liked the idea of Yom Kippur being a joyful time. Like Sabbath, not a time of doing the desires of my heart but rather a time to be joyful in YHVH for all that He has done for me.

    May you, Jono, Yoel, and all your listerners have a most blessed Yom Kippur.

  5. Steven says

    No doubt about it, humbled is the intended result! Maybe some are joyful when they are humbled, only Yah knows. As for me, when Yah humbled me there is sorrow and suffering.

    And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

    But I look forward to the time of rejoycing! Sorrow endures for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.

  6. Andre says

    Steven – I think you summed it up wonderfully.

  7. Andre says

    on another note…. David’s punishment included the death of the child and that the sword would never depart from his house. So you could say it was measure for measure… when you include laying with the concubine’s – God punished him for the murder and the adultery. So life did pay for life in David’s situation.

  8. vicki says

    Always enjoy the insights from Yoel. On another note, I would love to be able to listen to the clips while browsing the products and books etc. But to click on one takes me off the page, shutting down the audio. Any thoughts???

  9. Steven says

    right click on product and chose open link in new tab, be sure you are on THAT tab for browsing the other will continue to play,


  10. Elisa says

    Lots of great insights. Another great show. Thankyou!

  11. Yoel Ben Shlomo says

    The word עינוי -affliction and ענוה- humble, do not share a common root. Though phonetically they sound the same, they are not related. The other thing is- we do not find the word אבל- mourning, צער- sorrow, or any thing like that. What we do find is that it is called a מועד- which not only means appointed time, but also a joyous time. This is how the word is used in Hebrew (Menachem Tzvi Qedari- dictionary of Biblical Hebrew). We find in Nehemia 9:1-3 a day of fasting and mourning. If Yom Hakkipurim is a sad day, why then did they make a special day just for mourning after Sukkot? wouldn’t that be adding to the Torah? As I said in the interview, we find that the Jews of the second Temple had a joyous day and not a day of mourning.

  12. Ester says

    Shalom Joel, we love your sharings as usual. and love what you said-when we have returned to the right path, we RUN on it! HalleluYAH!
    Thank you, and blessings to you Jono and Joel.

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