August 27, 2022 | The Feasts of Israel: Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement

This week we’re learning about the most sacred day on the Jewish calendar: Yom Kippur. This upcoming fall holiday is a solemn day with great significance not only for the Jewish people but for Christians as well. God established this holy day in the book of Leviticus to cause the Israelites to repent of their sins with sacrifices using the blood of goats. But these sacrifices only covered the people’s sins. They didn’t cleanse them forever.

As believers, we are privileged to receive the Lord’s forgiveness of our sins. Fortunately for us, we are not called to repent the same way as the Israelites were in the Old Testament. Their Yom Kippur sacrifices were only temporary. They had to be done again and again. God made a better way, sending His only Son, Jesus, to die once to take away our sins and bring us into a right relationship with Him permanently. May this biblical truth bring you great joy and draw you closer to the Lord this week!



Apples of Gold: Yom Kippur—The Lord is Your Atonement

During Rosh Hashanah and before Yom Kippur, a group of people came to Zvi to convince him that his way to God was wrong and asked him to come to the synagogue to pray and observe Yom Kippur. But Zvi knew that the only way to God is through Jesus the Messiah who sacrificed himself for our sins. Zvi was able to share the Scriptures with them and have an open and honest discussion about how he knew for sure that God had forgiven his sins.


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

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