What is the connection between the ‘Mercy Seat’ and ‘Yom Kippur? – New

  The Mercy Seat is the cover of the Ark of the Covenant which was made out of solid gold. In the original Hebrew, this part of the Ark was called ‘Kapporet’ {כפורת} which literally means ‘covering.’ The concept of ‘covering’ in Biblical Hebrew can be understood also in an abstract way as ‘covering sins’ […]

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