The rituals and rites of Yom Kippur

On the eve of Yom Kippur, it is useful to revisit two of the elements of this Jewish event.

The first is the kapparot ritual:

On the eve of Yom Kippur, a traditional ceremony of Judaism called kapparot serves as an occasion to bribe Satan with a sacrificial offering of a chicken. Pope Francis, whose deep respect for the rabbis and their traditions is a well-established matter of record, will arrive in Washington D.C. as this satanic ritual is performed in Judaic ghettos throughout the U.S.
We should preface this by clarifying a matter of great confusion and disinformation related to the religion of Orthodox Judaism. The ‘Goyim’ are often told that ‘Satan doesn’t exist in Judaism,’ or somewhat closer to the truth, that ‘Satan has a different meaning and unimportant role in Judaism.’ The truth is that Satan most definitely does exist in Judaism, and very prominently, as we see in the lead role he plays during the ‘High Holy Days.’ A clear understanding of the meaning of Satan in Judaism is sorely lacking among outsiders but is key to understanding Judaism and the mentality it engenders and which endures even among today’s ‘non-observant Jews.’
A succinct explanation comes from Orthodox Rabbi, Israel Drazin, a member Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik’s Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America:

Drawing upon their understanding of the Job story, many Jews thought that one of Satan’s functions was to serve as a prosecutor in the heavenly court against their interests. (Drazin, Israel, Maimonides: The Exceptional Mind (Kindle Locations 3164-3165). Gefen Publishing House. Kindle Edition)

So we see that, essentially, in Judaism, Satan is the arch ‘antisemite.’ Judaism, a legalistic religion, takes a courtroom view of metaphysics making Satan to be an ‘antisemitic’ court prosecutor. Readers of Michael Hoffman’s Judaism Discovered are aware that for ‘Jews,’ in the court system, ‘antisemites’ can be bribed to obtain ‘justice’ for ‘Jews.’ Satan is no exception:

Recognizing that [Jews] were unable to fight and defeat an angel, they resorted to bribing him. They interpreted Leviticus’ Azzazel [scapegoat] command as a mandate from God to save themselves from Satan’s accusations by bribing him. (ibid, Drazin)

With that fundamental insight into the role of Satan in Judaism we can proceed in understanding the prominent role of Satan in yet another of Judaism’s ‘High Holy Days,’ the eve of Yom Kippur:

The term kapparot denotes an offering tendered in the hope of gaining forgiveness for past misdeeds. Many Jews currently practice the kapparot ceremony on the eve of Yom Kippur. A fowl is waved counterclockwise around the head of a man or woman and words are recited requesting that the person’s sins be transferred to the fowl. “This is my exchange, my substitute, my atonement. This rooster shall go to its death, but I shall go to good, long life and to peace.” The rite concludes with the slaughtering of the fowl.
… Virtually all ancient sources recognize that the practice was originally designed, just as the Jewish masses understood the biblical Yom Kippur Azzazel ceremony in Leviticus 16: 8, as a bribe to Satan to keep him from accusing Jews before God for their misdeeds during the past year. The Machzor Vitri, composed by Simcha of Vitri, France, a student of Rashi (who died in the same year as his teacher, 1105), admits that the purpose of the kapparot is exactly the same as the scapegoat sent to Azzazel; both are bribes for the devil. This was also the opinion of Yaakov Hayim Zemach in Nagid U’mitzvah, Isaiah Horowitz in Sh’lah, and J.Z. Lauterbach in HUCA 11, “Tashlich.” Lauterbach writes: “The real significance of this ceremony was that it represented a revival of the old idea of bribing Satan or demons by offering to them a sacrifice as had been done in the times of the Temple [for the Bible mandated in Leviticus 16: 8 that on Yom Kippur a goat was sent to Azzazel].” …

… Commenting upon the Babylonian Talmud, Hullin 95b, Asher ben Jehiel (known as Asheri, c. 1259– 1328) states that the ancient custom of kapparot was to toss the entrails of the sacrificed rooster on the roof of one’s house. Like the water, the masses were convinced that the roof was a dwelling place of demons. The practice of leaving food for Satan as a bribe was altered in ancient times to disguise its original superstitious intention. Natronai Gaon, the ninth-century head of the academy in Sura, Babylonia, reports that in his time food was no longer thrown into water or placed on roofs but was given instead to the poor. This was a somewhat subtle subterfuge since the masses were convinced that Satan frequently disguised himself as a poor man in order to test people. Thus the food was expected to end up in Satan’s hands.

Drazin, Israel (2008-11-10). Maimonides: The Exceptional Mind (Kindle Locations 3139-3146). Gefen Publishing House. Kindle Edition.

End of quote.

The second is the Kol Nidrei rite, of which I have previously written. The following is from the first reference, not my prior words:

On Yom Kippur the infamous Kol Nidrei takes place, almost always explained away to the public as a blessed ceremony of begging God for forgiveness for oaths that were violated, contracts that were broken and promises that were not kept in the past year. The trouble is, that pious picture is a phony.
In truth, Kol Nidrei is a ceremony whereby:
1. all the perjury you will commit in the coming year and
2. all contracts you will sign and violate in the coming year, and
3. all the promises you will break in the coming year,
are absolved, with no heavenly punishment accruing as a result.
That’s the reality of Yom Kippur’s Kol Nidrei rite, and it’s one reason why Yom Kippur is the best-attended of all of Judaism’s synagogue ceremonies. Talmudists like to have an edge and during Yom Kippur that entails making God a senior partner in the sting.
The truth about the Kol Nidrei liturgy is usually dismissed by the rabbis and their mouthpiece media as a “loathsome antisemitic canard.” They hurl this mendacious accusation in the expectation that the public will be so intimidated by fear of being labeled “antisemitic” that they will not consult the documentation, and will instead accept at face value the word of the noble rabbis and the always truthful media.
From Judaism Discovered, pp. 912-916:
The American media reverentially showcase the pious Yom Kippur extravaganza of Pharisaic displays of penitence and purification, fasting and prayer, that allegedly give evidence of the supposed special relationship which Talmudists enjoy with God. Quite a gaudy show is made of the confessional Viduy comprising the Ashamnu and the Al het, the catalogue of sins which is meaningless as a form of self-accusation, since the Judaic recites the whole litany, whether he is actually guilty of each transgression or not.
After the recitation of each transgression, one is to strike the left side of one’s chest with one’s right fist. This is followed by the prayer of supplication, Avinu malkenu and the Alenu, the so-called “mourner’s kaddish.”
All of this makes an impressive Yom Kippur Eve accompaniment to the promise-breaking Kol Nidrei  and demonstrates that rather than moving them closer to God, these ceremonies move Judaic persons who are adherents of Judaism farther away, by making God into an accomplice to deceit and oath-breaking, surrounded by a hypocritical show of piety and penance.
The Talmud in Mishnah Hagigah 1:8(a) admits that there is no Biblical basis for the Kol Nidrei rite.
Rabbi Moses Maimonides confirms that the Kol Nidrei rite is not in any way Biblical: “The absolution from oaths has no basis whatever in the Written Torah” (Mishneh Torah, Sefer Haflaah, Hilkhot Shevuot 6:2).
The Talmudic law concerning the Kol Nidrei rite is as follows:
“And he who desires that none of his vows made during the year shall be valid, let him stand at the beginning of the year and declare, ‘Every vow which I make in the future shall be null.” (Babylonian Talmud: Nedarim 23a and 23b).

End of quote.

As with Christians, I anticipate that many if not most Jews do not understand the satanic underpinnings of their religion.

But there are those who are very clear and revel in it.

Be mindful of it as the coming day unfolds, and may we soon see an end to its power in our world because it taints, pollutes, distorts and tarnishes all things. It is a hidden power that few see, but a growing number are waking up, courtesy of the Internet.

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