What lies at the center of Yom Kippur? When Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin completed Tractate Yoma, he wondered the same thing. In this piece, he explores the holiest day as a time when we, absent the Beit HaMikdash, “each become the Kohen Gadol, peering into our future from the inner sanctum of our hearts.” This philosophically and emotionally rich perspective offers a new experience on a day too often defined by a dreaded fast. We are challenged to bridge our past, present, and future, and build them all anew.
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