Temple Institute Photo Tour

Previous Photo      Next Photo

000280_lottery.jpg border

This is one of the vessels which the High Priest used on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Lots were drawn to determine which goat would be used as a sacrifice to G-d, and which would be the scapegoat, sent off as an atonement for the sins of the people. During the era of the First Temple, these lots were fashioned of wood; in the time of the Second Temple, they were made of gold. These lots, reproduced by the scholars and craftsmen of the Temple Institute, are constructed of both wood and gold.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

  Home FAQs Shops Temple MT. Research Newsletters Contact Guestbook

Francais Ivrit

Web site design & artwork copyright 2000-2003, Electric Scribe (SM).
Web site contents copyrightA91991-2003, Rabbi Chaim Richman & The Temple Institute
All Rights Reserved. Period