Friday, October 7, 2011


by Molly Noble Bull 

The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is second of the fall feasts of Israel, mentioned in the Book of Leviticus—chapter twenty-three and beginning with verse twenty-seven. In 2011, the Day of Atonement begins at sunset on September 7th and ends at sunset on September 8th.
For the Jews, Yom Kippur is a High Holy Day and the most solemn day of the year. The theme of this very special and Holy day is atonement and repentance, and secular Jews who might never attend services otherwise go to synagogue on You Kippur. Synagogue services on this day include a public confession of sins and fasting.
The first four Feasts of Israel were known as the Spring Feasts and were fulfilled with the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, the Day of Atonement is the second of three Fall Feasts of Israel, and many believe that the fall feasts are yet to be fulfilled.     


Anonymous said...

thank you for your information, it was helpful and appreciated. It is difficult to find concise information on these topics.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Anonymous. The more I study the Bible, the closer I become to the Old Testament, and closely the Old and New Testament seem to grow together. The Feasts of Israel (also called the Feasts of God) are very important to all Christians. Jesus and his disciples were celebrating the Feast of Passover in the upper room before Jesus went to the cross.
Thanks again.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Thanks much for that insightful post, Molly.
~Cecelia Dowdy~

Gratefully Grafted In said...

Thank you for your post... we are kindred spirits! My blog is and I have been doing the same thing with the feasts. I have been studying the Jewish roots of our faith for a few years and just needed somewhere to ruminate!

Teresa Slack said...

Most Christians don't study or understand the significance of these feasts and celebrations. They wouldn't be covered so thoroughly if they didn't have significance for today's world. Thanks, Molly, for posting.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing everybody.
My next article in this series will be posted on October 12tn, and the title of that article will be The Feast of Tabernacles.
Be sure to stop by and read it.