[b-hebrew] Yom Kippur

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il
Mon Aug 23 03:24:31 EDT 2004


 HH: One problem that arises with prayer and
> repentance replacing the sacrifices is that
> prayer and repentance already existed when there
> were sacrifices, and God still considered the
> sacrifices necessary.

>From biblical through Second Temple through talmudic until modern times,
both Jews and Christians have tended to ignore, or interpret according to
their beliefs, the fact that both Amos (5:25) and Jeremiah (7:22-23)
categorically reject sacrifice as a Canaanite influence and something not
commanded by God. They both prefer observing his berit and observing the
moral code.
Sincerely,
Jonathan D. Safren, Editor
Mo'ed - Annual for Jewish Studies
Center for Jewish Culture
Beit Berl College
Beit Berl Post Office
44905 Israel
Tel. 972-9-7476396
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