The holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, begins at sundown tonight. (You can read God’s prescribed order for the day here.) On the tenth day of the seventh month, the high priest would disappear behind the curtain leading into the Holy of Holies to intercede for his people. Only on this day each year could the priest come before God on behalf of a repentant people to seek absolution of the previous year’s sins against Him and one another.
I remember the shock I felt this first time I read this. Please join me in praying that others of my people will hear the sound of the torn curtain as they seek God this Yom Kippur.