Atonement, Day of

The 19th day of the 7th Jewish month, Tishri (September - October), a day of solemn fast, when, in ancient times, two buck goats were brought to the high priest, who sacrificed one of them for sin, while the other, the scapegoat, was thereafter led forth into the wilderness to carry away all the iniquities of the people.

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