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Preparations for the Day of Atonement
Intense Practice, Review and Study
Separation Seven Days in Advance
"Read Aloud Yourself"
The Eve of the Day of Atonement
The Elders of the Priesthood
An Oath Before Parting
The Immersion of the High Priest
The Immersion of the High Priest (continued)
The High Priest Sanctifies His Hands and Feet
Sanctifying the Hands and Feet
The Daily Incense Offering
The Courtyard Fills with People
The Yom Kippur Offerings
The Yom Kippur Service
The High Priest's Oral Confession
The Ineffable Name of G-d
The Scapegoat
The Two Goats and the Lottery Box
Drawing the Lots
"Raise Up Your Right Hand!"
The Fateful Lottery
Placing the Lots
A "Tounge of Crimson Wool"
The Miracle of the Crimson Wool
The Second Oral Confession
"Blessed be the Name of His glorious kingdom, for ever and ever."
The Bullock is Slaughtered
Coals for the Incense
The High Priest's Steps Bear Witness to the Greatness of the Day
The Incense Service
Entering into the Sanctuary
Between the Curtains
In the Holy of Holies
Placing the Coals Down: First Temple
Placing the Coals Down: Second Temple
The Most Difficult Task of All
Not Even One Grain May Fall
Placing the Incense on the Coals
The High Priest's "Short" Prayer
A Time for Brevity
Exiting - and Reentering
Sprinkling the Blood of the Bullock
Sprinkling the Blood of the Bullock (continued)
Sprinkling the Blood of the Bullock (continued)
Slaughtering the Goat Designated "For God"
Sprinkling Against the Curtain
Mixing the Two Together
"The Altar That is Before God"
Dispatching the Scapegoat
The Confession
Across the Bridge
"Take Our Sins and Go!"
Ten Booths
Ten Booths (continued)
To the Cliff
The Scapegoat Dies
The Scapegoat Dies (continued)
The Scouts' Signals
Reading from the Torah
The Burning of the Bull and Goat
Disposing of the White Vestments
A Celebration of Thanks
Ne'ilah: The Closing of the Gates
In Conclusion
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