The Jewish Scapegoat
Leviticus 16:29-31: “This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you. For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before the LORD. It is a Sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall afflict your souls. It is a statute forever.”
This week we are looking at the ‘Parshiot’ (‘Torah’ portions) and the ‘Haftorot’ (readings of the prophets) for ‘Yom Kippur’ (Day of Atonement).