Sending the ego to the wilderness ; A talk for Yom Kippur

One for God and one for Azazel

One for God and one for Azazel

Aaron the High priest was told to take two he-goats and draw lots: one goat was to be for  God and the other to be for Azazel . On this goat on the sins of the Children of Israel were confessed and then the goat was sent to the wilderness.

The Zohar teaches us that this Temple service is actually about the choices we make and their consequences.

From the Perush HaSulam of Rabbi Yehudah  Lev Ashlag on the Zohar of Acharei Mot

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The Inner Essence of Yom Kippur

What does atonement really mean?
Forgiving the hurts that others have done us somehow contradicts our sense of natural justice.
Equally, what do I have to do make amends when I feel guilty and ashamed of mistakes I have made?
Learn how the service of Yom Kippur itself give us valuable clues on these important issues and actually cleanses us for the New Year. Listen to audio talk (ten minutes)