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At the Threshold of Forgiveness: A Study of Law and Narrative in the Talmud

Near the end of tractate Yoma, the Mishnah limits the scope of the Day of Atonement:

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About the Author

Moshe Halbertal is a professor at New York University Law School and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.He is the author, most recently, of Concealment and Revelation (Princeton University Press).


gwhepner on August 30, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Steps you take to be forgiven may produce
awarenenesss in Death’s Angel’s office
of the offender’s wrong and terminate the truce
between him and Malakh HaMoves.

That’s why the butcher died when Rav
demanded righting of a wrong,
and why Death Angel chose to carve
the butcher in the seder night’s last song.

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