[b-hebrew] high priest on Yom Kippur -- no strings attached?

Schmuel schmuel at escape.com
Wed Jul 20 10:39:53 EDT 2005

Hi b-hebrew,

>>> a tradition that the high priest on Yom Kippur was to wear a rope around his ankle, so he could >> be hauled out if he was to die in the Holy of Holies. 
> .. I seem to have contributed to keeping a baseless tall story alive: ... Some pretty 
> knowledgeable people.... go out of their way to debunk it.  apologies for my gullibility

No apology necessary :-)  
Who are some of these knowledgeable folks ?  
Anybody from Aish or Orthodox circles ?

Liz Fried
>I thought it was in Tractate Yoma but I can't seem to find it. 

Rolf Furuli
The place is Yoma 6,2.


I don't see it, although I could check Soncino . or maybe I'm missing it.

A friend Craig posted on my email forum, saying it was otherwise an oral tradition

The Zohar says:
"a cord was tied to feet of high priest before he entered the Holy of Holies" 
   (Zohar V (on Vayikra), 102a)

Steven Avery
Queens, NY

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