Yom Kippur is literally the day of atonement. Since the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, not just have we foregone the castes in the people of Israel – there are no more priests – but also the sacrifices. Today we are all and each a priest in the people of Israel. We are in charge of the most sacred temple, which is our own body – mikdash meat – in which we host the soul in our vital breath.
Today instead of sacrifices, we offer our prayers, meditation, devotion, study, fast and reflection as Avoda Shebalev – an offer from the heart.
Check out our Yom Kippur flyer, available in Spanish and Portuguese.