September 26, 2020 | Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is a special Jewish holiday. Where other holidays focus on feasting, this one focuses on fasting. Where others cause people to celebrate joyfully, this one causes people to pray remorsefully. This is a day to ask God to cover and forgive sins. Whereas sacrifices covered sins individually in the Old Testament, repentance at Yom Kippur covered sins collectively for a whole year.

But that still left the problem of future sins. Yom Kippur needed to be observed every year for people to cover their sins under the Levitical law. But the sacrifice of Jesus Christ was enough to cover sins not only for one year but forever. This Yom Kippur, remember that God has made a way for us to be made clean and able to access Him every day of our lives through His Son’s sacrifice. Next week we’ll conclude our study of the three major Jewish fall feasts as we discuss Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles.

The Feasts of Israel: Seasons of The Messiah

By Bruce Scott

The Bible is a Jewish book written by Jewish writers with a Jewish worldview. That means the holidays and feasts of the Old Testament have hidden meanings that are clear in a Jewish context that we should know too!

The Feasts of Israel: Seasons of the Messiah will teach you the fullness of Jesus’ ministry by explaining the rich symbolism of the feasts of Israel.


Apples of Gold: The Lord is Your Atonement

During Rosh Hashanah and before Yom Kippur, a group of people came to Zvi to try to get him to see the way of Judaism is the correct way to God, not the way he says people come to God, through Jesus the Messiah. They asked him to come to synagogue with him to observe Yom Kippur. Because of their pure intent and their heart attitude, Zvi was able to have an open and honest discussion about why he believed what he did, and they were open to hearing the Truth that lies in Scripture.

Zvi’s story is available in Elwood McQuaid’s book, “Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph over the Holocaust,” available at our online store.

More stories from Zvi are also available in his book, “The Best of Zvi,” available at our online store.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

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