Atonement: At One With God
We first see atonement come into play with Cain who was forgiven by God. We later see it on a grander scale when God forgave the Israelites after sinning by building and worshiping a golden calf. God’s forgiveness at that time was so powerful that Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, was established on that very day every year for all time.
In this month’s Limmud we will study atonement as it is explained and carried out in the Bible and how it is manifested in Jewish tradition today. We will also look at the connection of Jewish atonement to atonement in Christianity and how this concept is similar and different in both faiths. Join us on this powerful journey of one of God’s greatest gifts to us all.