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Yom Kippur: The Jewish Time Traveler’s Manual

In one of 18Forty's Must Reads, Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin writes that, at its core, Yom Kippur is a day of time travel.

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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