Yom Kippur Shortstop by David A. Adler

Yom Kippur Shortstop by David A. Adler

Andre Ceolin, illustrator Bam! It’s a speedy drive over second base. I jump and catch it. My whole team shouts, ‘Jacob, you saved the game!’; It’s Jacob’s third year in Little League, and he’s never missed a game. The championship game is coming up, and his team is counting on him. But then he finds out the game is scheduled on the holiday of Yom Kippur. The game is important.…

The Atoning Dyad: The Two Goats of Yom Kippur in the Apocalypse of Abraham by Andrei Orlov

The Atoning Dyad: The Two Goats of Yom Kippur in the Apocalypse of Abraham by Andrei Orlov

The study explores the eschatological reinterpretation of the Yom Kippur ritual found in the Apocalypse of Abraham where the protagonist of the story, the patriarch Abraham, takes on the role of a celestial goat for YHWH, while the text’s antagonist, the fallen angel Azazel, is envisioned as the demonic scapegoat. The study treats the application of the two goats typology to human and otherworldly figures in its full historical and…