Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Special Days

71: Resting on Yom Kippur

"You shall have a day of complete rest... from evening to evening." (Vayikra 23:32)

One may not do any work on Yom Kippur, as on Shabbos, so that we focus fully on taking advantage of the unique opportunity to ask Hashem for forgiveness for all our sins (Sefer HaChinuch, mitzvah 317).

This day is so unique that the evil inclination has no power on it. The Talmud (Yoma 20a) teaches that the word hasatan in gematria equals 364 because on one day a year the Satan's power is limited. Thus, we utilize the day to gain forgiveness for the sins of the whole year.

On this day, we focus only on doing teshuva and coming closer to Hashem(Sefer HaChinuch, mitzvah 317).


Text Copyright 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 


ARTICLES ON MIKETZ AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

Different Missions In Life Require Different Techniques of Living
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772

A Higher Calling
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5759

"Your Servant, Our Father"
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5775

> The Meaning of Miracles
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

The Fall of Communism
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5758

Yosef Was Rushed From The Pit
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5764

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Light of Devotion
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

Some on Chariots, and Some on Horses
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758

What Miracle?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5760

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Profit from Loss, Light from Darkness
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5762

Waning or Waxing
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774

Oh Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

ArtScroll

A Tale of Two Pharoahs
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762

The Many Into The Hands of the Few
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763

The Hasmoneans Take a Stand: A History of Chanukah, Part II
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5774

Mitzvah Lamp
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information