While the Temple stood, the heart and soul of Yom Kippur was Korbonas, that being the two goats, one to be sacrificed and the other, the so-called “scapegoat”. When the Temple was destroyed, the Rabbis realized that they would have to come up with something radical to preserve Yom Kippur. They ruled that the day itself offered atonement, which is totally unscriptural, as it is stated in the book of Hebrews “without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin”. Added to this, the totally superstitious custom of swinging a live chicken over one’s head to achieve some sort of atonement, really shows that deep in the heart of man, he knows that he cannot atone for himself. If one were truly eager to know how to obtain true forgiveness and atonement, I would refer them to the 53 rd chapter of Isaiah.

Contemporary Yom Kippur; Day of Forgiveness – or Cruel Hoax?

Judge for yourself.