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The Happiest day of the Year is almost upon us — Festive days are Coming ! ! !
September 11, 2013, 3:50 pm
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UPDATED DEC 6 2016

Yom Kipor is a day that can atone for our sins. It is a day of “mesirut Nefesh” (self sacrifice) this shows how powerful  “mesirut Nefesh” is when applied to the commandments ! Did you live up to you potential in the year preceding Yom Kipor ? Being mediocre is NOT acceptable ! Since you have been formed, there must be a reason for your being, a mission that you must fulfill, something that only you are able to accomplish. Consequently, your existence is of crucial importance not just for yourself, but for the whole world.  You probably need to confess on Yom Kippur, that you have not been living up to and fulfilling your mission. That you have failed terribly and if that is so, then your entire existence is called into question. This is what the sages inferred by the words of the Yom Kippor prayer “now that I have been formed, it is as if I was not formed”. It is this awesome idea is the focal point of Yom Kippur. The question concerning all men on Yom Kipor is : Am I worthy to continue living ? Or, have I lost my right to live?

 

Its stated in the Talmud Bava Basra Yisrael had no festive days as great and joyous as Yom Kippor, when forgiveness and pardon for Transgression is Given.

The Sata’n has the numerical value of 364, corresponding to 364 days of the year that the Holy One allows him to put difficulties in a mans path. Only on one day is his power restricted, and that day is Yom Kipor.

Yom Kippor is the only day we can wear a Talit at night as the other side cannot take energy form it then as on other nights of the year.

It is concerning that day that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochi says in the Holy Zohar that this day saves them from falling into the wrong hands, and being judged with rigor. So that all can come out innocent on the earth through his mercy. Which is like a Father to his children.

All depends on actions and words

It is also stated in the Zohar that when Yisrael are in exile if they pray all day on Yom Kippor then radiance of face and perfect Joy prevails. Yisrael enters into freedom on that day. Freedom and Joy reign manifestly.

Silver is the color of Atonement.

The Cohen Gadol’s sin offering is a bull. Only a small part is offered on the alter. This represents his Physical part. Most of the Cohen Gadol is beyond the physical. He also offers up a ram that is completely burnt on the alter. This corresponds to his complete devotion to God. If a Cohen Gadol was not on such a level he would die on this day. They would have to drag him by the rope out of the Holy of Hollies where he would fall dead. For the rest of the people who are full of many fundamental faults A goat is taken outside the temple completely, and killed. As the opposite of the Cohen Gadol their lives are mostly outside the Holy realm.

In the Temple no one wore shoes, all were barefoot. On Yom Kippor  You can come before the Holy One like one of the ministering Angels  in heaven Barefoot (at other times its forbidden to pray with out shoes without food or drink in peace !

When Moshe came close to see The Burning Bush God said to him, “take off your shoes” (Exo. 3:5), this is a hint to separate from his body, which is the shoe, to dress himself in another body.

 

The Prohibition of Bathing on Yom Kippur and SHABOT

On Yom Kippur washing one’s body is Forbidden, with some exceptions. The spirit of the day is to be marked by deprivation and refraining from physical pleasure. So the prohibition to bath on Yom Kipor is a prohibition against deriving PLEASURE FROM BATHING.

Bathing is permitted where no pleasure is received. The gemara (77b) informs us of the permissibility of washing hands which have been sullied on Yom kippor.

Rabbeinu Chananel permits washing of sullied hands and feet only; apparently, full body bathing is still forbidden. Even though pleasure is not the stated goal, an act of bathing still occurs and this represents a violation of the prohibition.

The Ittur rules that one may wash hands when waking up on the morning of Yom Kippur because of the mitzva of “netilat yadayim.” Similarly, the Shibolei Ha-leket (siman 319) rules that one may wash in the morning (interestingly enough, only AFTER relieving oneself). This permissibility is based upon the gemara (Yoma 88) which allows someone who is obligated to immerse himself (e.g., a nidda) to go to the mikva on Yom Kippur. Again, even if the prohibition is defined as a formal act of bathing, “netilat yadayim” in the morning and immersing in a mikva are CATEGORICALLY different than washing since they are performed under the rubric of SPECIFIC MITZVOT. Just as cleansing a dirty body is not considered bathing,

.  If a man urinated and used his hands or defecated and then cleaned himself, it is permitted to wash his hands since they are soiled. If someone is sensitive and can not concentrate until he washes his face with water, then it is permitted.

  If one is going to the house of study or to visit his father, Rabbi, or someone of greater stature than him in wisdom, or if required to do a Mitzvah then one is allowed to travel over a body of water until his neck both when arriving and returning.  This is only if one does not lift his garment over his arms and only if the waters are not turbulent.  Because if they were turbulent, then it is even forbidden to travel through them on a regular day because of the danger involved even if they only reached until his hips.

May one shower with hot water on Shabbat and Yom Tov?

Bathing is prohibited on Shabbat and Yom Tov regardless of whether a violation of Shabbat or Yom Tov laws took place.

The Talmud reports that washing specific parts of one’s body, such as one’s face and hands, were not included in the prohibition.

However, Ha-Rav Akiva Eiger provides a loophole. He contends that a person who is in pain may bathe on Shabbat even if he is not ill. Therefore, the decree did not apply to a person who would feel pain or anguish if he did not bathe. Such a person may use hot water with no violation of Shabbat (Glosses, Rav Akiva Eiger, Orach Chayyim 326:1).

On Shabbat, it is forbidden to heat water. Therefore, the use of hot water, even if it was heated before Shabbat, was prohibited in order to prevent heating water on Shabbat itself. However, on Yom Tov we may heat water for drinking or cooking purposes. In addition, there is a rule that states that when an item is permitted for purposes of food, it is also permitted for non-food purposes (mi-toch). By this logic, since one may heat water for a meal, it should also be permissible to heat water for a bath. It is still customary that many religious Jews who smoke do so on Yom Tov. Although smoking is certainly not the general custom, the rabbinic world does not protest against those who smoke on Yom Tov. The halachic position of the smokers is that it is necessary for them to smoke even on Yom Tov. This rationale should also apply to the people who bathe every day. It is necessary to feel clean (Shmirat Shabbat ke-Hilchata, Chapter 14:7, n. 21).

Also, it is permissible to heat water on Yom Tov in order to wash one’s head. Bathing may have been forbidden on Yom Tov because of the prohibition of sechita – wringing or squeezing – on that day.)

Therefore, a person who seeks to bathe with hot water on Yom Tov should be directed to shower, since showering appears to be somewhat different from the type of bathing covered by the original rabbinic decree.

The above discussion does not apply to a mikveh that is used for the performance of a mitzvah. The use of warm or hot mikva’ot is a separate issue.

http://www.shulchanarach.com/ch/Shulchan_Aruch_Chapter_613_to_615.html

Yom Kippur has five prayers. These prayers can elevate our consciousness to the word of truth, To “Tree of Life” consciousness.

Those five prayers elevate us, step by step, to the peak of Yom Kippur – the prayer called Neila.

Each prayer reveals a different level in the Tree of life to our souls:

Mariv – Sefirat Malkhut, Shaharit – Sefirat Zeir Anpin; Musaf – Sefirat Bina; Minhah – Sefirat Hokhma; Neila – Sefirat Keter.

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On Yom Kippor we make Viduy (Confession)

The word Viduy וידוי in Hebrew is as the Hebrew word “vadoy” meaning certainly. As by the true confession we are confirming to God at that moment we will make sure that our selfish behavior will not repeat itself. These bad deeds we are confessing to come will not happen again.

Azazel is S”M and the Nukvah of the luminous

“klippa” [shell], to whom the goat is given on Yom Kippor. The Samael and the evil Nukvah, the male and female of the evil side are called “ depths of the sea”. They are that which remains after the dross of the kings of Edom was purified called the “ shadow of death.”

 

It is said that Yom Kippor is “c” (like) purim as on Yom Kipporim no one is as themselves, but we all act on this day like angels. It like we have a costume on like on Purim. On Yom kippor we read from the book of Yonah to remind us the improperly placed “religious” piety (severity) should not block compassion.

Happy feasting fasting and feasting and Visions……………………………



Like Angels
September 17, 2010, 10:46 am
Filed under: Yom Kippor

Its stated in the Talmud Bava Basra Yisrael had no festive days as great and joyous as Yom Kippor, when forgiveness and pardon for Transgression is Given.

The Sata’n has the numerical value of 364, corresponding to 364 days of the year that the Holy One allows him to put difficulties in a mans path. Only on one day is his power restricted, and that day is Yom Kipor.

Yom Kippor is the only day we can where a Talit at night as the other side cannot take energy from it then as on other nights of the year.

It is concerning that day that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochi says in the Holy Zohar that this day saves them from falling into the wrong hands, and being judged with rigor. So that all can come out innocent on the earth through his mercy. Which is like a Father to his children.

All depends on actions and words

It is also stated in the Zohar that when Yisrael are in exile if they pray all day on Yom Kippor then radiance of face and perfect Joy prevails. Yisrael enters into freedom on that day. Freedom and Joy reign manifestly.

Silver is the color of Atonement.

The Cohen Gadol’s sin offering is a bull. Only a small part is offered on the alter. This represents his Physical part. Most of the Cohen Gadol is beyond the physical. He also offers up a ram that is completely burnt on the alter. This corresponds to his complete devotion to God. If a Cohen Gadol was not on such a level he would die on this day. They would have to drag him by the rope out of the Holy of Hollies where he would fall dead. For the rest of the people who are full of many fundamental faults A goat is taken outside the temple completely, and killed. As the opposite of the Cohen Gadol their lives are mostly outside the Holy realm.

In the Temple no one wore shoes, all were barefoot. On Yom Kippor  You can come before the Holy One like one of the ministering Angels  in heaven Barefoot (at other times its forbidden to pray with out shoes without food or drink in peace !

Happy feasting fasting and feasting and Visions……………………………



Be prepared to recieve the Light and spread out Holiness
February 12, 2009, 9:49 am
Filed under: fire, Mount Sinia, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippor

Yitro                                                                                                         Bs”d

In devarim (deuteronomy) it is written “ Yhv”h is a consuming fire ”. In this parsha we see some evidence of this as when moshe was to go up to mount Sinai, Hashem had him tell the people not to touch the mountain, or go up upon it or gaze on Hashem. We even see here the people asking Moshe to receive the revelation of the torah for all Yisrael as they say “lest we die”

On Yom kippor a goat is given to the other side to appease and occupy it so that the accuser on high does not bring accusations against Yisrael thus allowing Yisrael to do well. The Torah also tells us that one should not go to extreme Holiness discarding all physical pleasures, at least for most people. We are told by our sages of blessed memory that one should always leave a little something to keep the evil inclination occupied and then it will leave them alone so they may succeed in their goal of serving Hashem with their heart and all their soul. For as like with any animal, the “yetzer hora” (evil inclination), the animal soul will if backed into a corner will attack. For this reason we are told to leave something to keep it occupied, as we ascend into Holiness. This does not mean that we should, Heaven forbid, intentionally sin. But it means that by engaging in worldly matters we keep the animal soul occupied enough so that we can cleave to Hashem, ever so close. This is much like we read in the Book of Job when the adversary appears before Hashem on Rosh Hashanah. The Zohar tells us that as a dog is thrown a bone, so Hashem threw Job to the adversary. By this preventing judgment from resting on Yisrael.

The point of this all being that one should always in all their ways cleave to Hashem, but one must be aware as the Holy One is truly a consuming fire. One must approach at the proper pace. Now is a time that the lights are “closed”. During exile revelation of the Shechina from “yichud” (unification) guards and dresses the Shechina in fire. “Hashem is a consuming fire”. One needs words of Torah that are like fire. As words of Torah are as fire that consumes all filth. The “Yetzer Hora” is also fire, but the Torah is the fire that consumes fire.[1] The sitra achra (other side) can’t stand up to consuming fire, it becomes silenced and nullified to He Who formed them as a spark on the coal.[2] Yhv”h spoke to you face to face “out of the midst of fire” which was sent forth by wind and water. The fire, wind and water all came from the shofar at Sinai. It contained them all.[3]

Before Rabbi Nachman of Bresslov went to Aretz Yisrael he went through a great preparation as is necessary for any ascent into Holiness. As it says in the parsa “Hashem took us out of Egypt on eagles wings”. So too we when doing mitzvot in order to attach to Hashem must do them with great inner devotion which is brought about by great preparation. The sages say this preparation gives our mitzvot wings. Wings that bring us ever closer to Hashem. Ultimately preparing ourselves for the ascent from our course physical existence, to a brighter light. The desires that we create while we are in this world are what we take with us when we leave. So may it be that we will all look closer at our parsha seeing His holy name in purity and become the “am segulah” (wondrous people), the particular nation precious to Hashem above all peoples as it says “a nation of priests”, a “Holy nation” Seeing the crown of His Kingship resting in His Kingship over all mankind with our righteous Mashiach, the Holy Temple and a New song quickly in our days.


[1] Alf bet p.172

[2] Shoshan Sodot

[3] Zohar Vietchanan p.261a



Like Angels
October 8, 2008, 11:15 am
Filed under: The Temple, Yom Kippor

Its stated in the Talmud Bava Basra Yisrael had no festive days as great and joyous as Yom Kippor, when forgiveness and pardon for Transgression is Given.

The Sata’n has the numerical value of 364, corresponding to 364 days of the year that the Holy One allows him to put difficulties in a mans path. Only on one day is his power restricted, and that day is Yom Kipor.

It is concerning that day that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochi says in the Holy Zohar that this day saves them from falling into the wrong hands, and being judged with rigor. So that all can come out innocent on the earth through his mercy. Which is like a Father to his children.

All depends on actions and words

It is also stated in the Zohar that when Yisrael are in exile if they pray all day on Yom Kippor then radiance of face and perfect Joy prevails. Yisrael enters into freedom on that day. Freedom and joy reign manifestly.

Silver is the color of Atonement.

The Cohen Gadol’s sin offering is a bull. Only a small part is offered on the alter. This represents his Physical part. Most of the Cohen Gadol is beyond the physical. He also offers up a ram that is completely burnt on the alter. This corresponds to his complete devotion to God. If a Cohen Gadol was not on such a level he would die on this day. They would have to drag him by the rope out of the Holy of Hollies where he would fall dead. For the rest of the people who are full of many fundamental faults A goat is taken outside the temple completely, and killed. As the opposite of the Cohen Gadol their lives are mostly outside the Holy realm.

In the Temple no one wore shoes, all were barefoot. On Yom Kippor You can come before the Holy One like one of the ministering Angels in heaven Barefoot (at other times its forbidden to pray with out shoes without food or drink in peace !

Happy feasting fasting and feasting and Visions……………………………



What do you want it to Be ?
October 6, 2008, 12:31 pm
Filed under: 10 days Teshuva, nesira, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippor

We are at Beginning the Zodiac anew


This is Libra the sign of the scales


What is in the balance,


Every thing


During Elul hopefully  you prepared your self to merit


On Rosh Hashanah you opened


and entered gates


opening new providence


forever


for this new year


What will be with you


what will be with all the nations of the world


what will be


Now we have 10 Days to purify refine


to push away evil


and draw good


10 days where detailed changes can be made


providence for this New year


Big cleansing is coming


on Yom Kipor


In the 10 days of Teshuva is made the “Nesira” (cutting)


Bina cuts the Klipa from Z’a