Getting started on activities for this feast day.. check back I’ll add stuff daily 🙂
Yom Kippur is celebrated, according to Scripture, on the tenth day of the Hebrew month, Tishri – ten days after Yom Teruah. It is holiest of Jewish holidays, as it is the Day of Atonement, or the Day of Covering.
There was a special place in the temple, called the Holy of Holies. It was separated from the rest of the temple by a veil. One this day, and this day only, could the High Priest enter into the Holy of Holies and offer the sacrifices commanded by God as an atonement for the sins of the people. He also cast a lot to select a scapegoat that would bear the sins of the people and be sent into the wilderness. God’s instruction of the sacrifice and the scapegoat can be found in Leviticus 16. Animal sacrifices are no longer practiced. The non-Messianic Jews no longer practice since the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D. The Messianic Jews no longer practice, because they accept the final and complete sacrifice of Christ Jesus.
|It is a Jewish practice to fast for the 25 hours of Yom Kippur. Most of the day is spent in services at the synagogue. After the final service, the shofar is blown, ending the holiday. Families and friends will then meet for a meal, breaking the fast.|
Listen to or read the torah portion here.. http://torahportions.org/thisweek/
send a Yom Kippur e-greeting card http://akidsheart.com/card2/yomcrd.htm
Coordinating Bible Story.
We’ll be covering Jonah and the whale this week. It’s an excellent story about repentance and kids love it. 🙂
Story for children http://www.dltk-bible.com/cv/jonah_and_the_whale.htm
Listen to the story for kids.. VERY cute! http://www.short-story-time.com/jonah-and-the-whale.html
arts and crafts
coloring page http://akidsheart.com/holidays/days/jonahc.htm
Have the children draw pictures about Jonah. I left that open ended and it was fun to see what each one came up with. 🙂
okay… this is way fun but totally pointless… Catch Jonah! http://akidsheart.com/bible/ot/jonah/catchjonah.htm
online puzzle’s to put together http://akidsheart.com/bible/ot/jonah/jonahpzl.htm
simpler version of the puzzle for wee one’s http://akidsheart.com/bible/ot/jonah/jonahpzlt.htm
Watch the veggie tales Jonah move online http://www.hulu.com/jonah-a-veggietales-movie
Jonah and the whale story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpekJrO08EM
Information about whales
neat video about whales feeding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iREMHEz5PdUa>