20 Quotations Found
If a man says: I will sin and the Day of Atonement will atone for me, then that Day will not atone for him.
The Day of Atonement atones not for sins of man against man, until the sinner makes his peace with his victim.
Even if all other festivals vanish,
not so the Day of Atonement.
On the Day of Atonement the Israelites are as ministering angels.
Every Jew should think of himself as having come out of Egypt.
Moses ordained that Jews be addressed each holiday on the subject of that holiday, and he said to Israel: if you do this, it will be as if you established God's sovereignty.
Thou hast loved us, taken pleasure in us, and exalted us above all tongues. Thou hast sanctified us by Thy commandments, brought us near to Thy service, and called us by Thy great and holy Name.
The Holy One will turn the Ninth of Ab into joy...and will Himself build Jerusalem and gather therein the exiles of Israel.
Every Jew must either give or take charity for Passover.
When you whitewash your home, leave a small patch bare
to remind you of the Temple's destruction!
The Sabbath and holidays are the primary reason for Jewish endurance and glory.
The Sabbaths are for rest and the festivals for joy, not for fasting and weeping and crying.
To eat and drink on a festival in the company of your family without providing for the poor and distressed, is not 'the joy of the commandment' but the joy of your stomach. It is a disgrace.
The river of life...flows from birth toward death. Day follows day with wearisome monotony. Only the holidays twine themselves together to form the circle of the year. Only through the holidays does life experience the eternity of the river that returns to its source. Then life becomes eternal.
In Ne'ilah [the closing prayer] of Yom Kippur, what did he [the Cohen] say? 'And Hashem will bless you from Zion and you will see the good of Jerusalem all of the days of your life.'
Jerusalem is like a city that people are friendly together; a city in which all [the people of] Israel are friends when the tribes ascend there for the pilgrimage.
There were no days as glorious for the people of Israel as the fifteenth of Av [the Hebrew Month] and as Yom Kippur, when the daughters of Jerusalem would come outside with borrowed white garments and dance in the vineyards.
Abhor not an Egyptian, for you were a stranger in his land!
For on this day atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you from all your sins; you shall be clean before the Lord.
[Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur]
Who lodges a scholar in his home
is as one offering first-fruits [Shavuot] in the Temple.