theology

How can someone die for someone else’s sins?
June 30, 2011
Topics: theology

Articles Whatever Happened to the Substitute Atonement of the Torah? by Louis Goldberg Is there any place in the Hebrew Scriptures or Jewish tradition for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person? Atonement: Questions and answers by Karol Joseph Akedah by Rich Robinson The Akedah in Jewish tradition The kapparah…

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The kapparah ceremony in Judaism
January 1, 2005
Topics: theology

There is a ceremony in Judaism known as Kapparah, in which a rooster or hen is put to death on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, as a vicarious sacrifice for sin. Once widely observed, it is nearly obsolete in modern times. The atoning nature of the ceremony is described in the…

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