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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Focus on Israel

1. Israeli delegation to present findings in Moscow over downed Russian plane - Jerusalem Post

On Thursday, Israel's air force chief will present findings in Moscow related to an incident in which a Russian military plane was downed off Syria's coast, the IDF reported.

Israel on Tuesday blamed Syria, saying its anti-aircraft batteries "fired indiscriminately" and failed to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air.

The army said Major-General Amikam Norkin and other senior officers would "present the situation report of the event regarding all aspects, including the pre-mission information and the findings of the IDF inquiry."

(Read more)

2. Israel airstrike left Syria arms warehouse in ruins, satellite images show - Times of Israel

A munitions warehouse in a Syrian military facility appears to have been completely obliterated in an Israeli airstrike in the Syrian port city of Latakia late on Monday, satellite images released Wednesday show.

A Russian military reconnaissance plane was shot down by Syria during the Israeli strike, killing all 15 crew members.

On Wednesday Syria released video footage from the site of the attack, reiterating its claim that Israel targeted an aluminium factory, not a weapons warehouse in Monday's strike, according to the Ynet news site. The veracity of the footage could not be independently verified.

(Read more)

3. Russia summons Israeli envoy after warning of response over downed plane - Times of Israel

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel's ambassador Tuesday afternoon, state media reported, as Moscow fumed over the Syrian downing of a military plane that it said was the result of an Israeli "provocation."

The summons came hours after Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Liberman that Moscow was holding Israel fully responsible for the downing of the aircraft and threatened possible "countermeasures," amid fears the incident could send ties between Moscow and Jerusalem spiraling.

According to Russia's Defense Ministry, Israeli jets carrying out an airstrike on a Syrian target in Latakia used the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane as cover. Syrian air defenses attempting to repel the attack hit the Russian plane, which had 15 Russian service members on board.

(Read more)

4. Syria's Assad blames Israel for downing of Russian plane - Times of Israel

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike.

"This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity," the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter to his Russian counterpart for the death of 15 Russian crew members killed in the incident over Syria on Monday.

(Read more)

5. As stabbing victim laid to rest, world condemns terrorist attack - Israel Hayom

The murder of Efrat resident Ari Fuld by a terrorist on Sunday elicited worldwide condemnation this week.

Fuld, 45, was stabbed near the Gush
Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem. He managed to shoot the 17-year-old assailant and wound him, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov tweeted on Monday:"I extend my condolences to the family of Ari Fuld, an Israeli-American civilian who was stabbed in the West Bank yesterday. Everyone must stand up to violence and condemn terror."

The head of the European Union Delegation to Israel Emanuele Giaufret also took to Twitter, writing: "My condolences to the family of the Israeli civilian victim of a stabbing attack in the West Bank today. There can be no justification for violence and terror."

(Read more)

6. Michigan professor under fire for supporting BDS - Israel National News

A University of Michigan professor is under fire for refusing to write a letter of recommendation for a student hoping to study in Israel, citing his commitment to the academic boycott of Israel espoused by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, i24news reported Tuesday.

A screenshot circulated over social media of an email sent by John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor in the university's Department of American Culture, in which he rescinds a previous offer to write an undergraduate student named Abigail a reference letter for a semester abroad program in Israel has sparked outrage.

"Abigail, I am very sorry, but I only scanned your first email a couple weeks ago and missed out on a key detail," the professor wrote.

"As you may know, many university departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinians living in Palestine. This boycott includes writing letters of recommendation for students planning to study there," he added.

"I should have let you know earlier, and for that I apologize. But for reasons of these politics, I must rescind my offer to write your letter," he continued.

(Read more)

7. Report: Abbas ready to halt all funding to Gaza - Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is close to announcing a series of additional punitive measures against the Gaza Strip, as Egyptian efforts to end the power struggle between his Fatah faction and Hamas appear to have reached a dead end, Palestinian sources in Ramallah said on Wednesday.

In the past two days, a senior Fatah delegation headed by Azzam al-Ahmad held talks in Cairo with top Egyptian intelligence officials and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to discuss the ongoing dispute with Hamas and efforts to achieve a cease-fire between Gaza-based factions and Israel.

Ahmad told reporters after the meeting with Shoukry that he presented the top Egyptian diplomat with Fatah's stance on the continued power struggle with Hamas. Ahmad said he made it clear that ending the Fatah-Hamas rift and achieving Palestinian national unity was an important factor in "thwarting Israeli schemes" against the Palestinians.

(Read more)

8. Emergency medics treat 1,728 people over Yom Kippur - Israel National News

This year, too, Magen David Adom (MDA) teams had their hands full on Yom Kippur. MDA medics were dispatched to treat 2,243 events throughout the country and provided medical treatment to 1,728 people, including 268 who fainted, had heat stroke and felt ill because of the fast.

228 people were injured and needed first aid due to injuries from cycling, skates, scooters and skateboards, including two children around ages 9 and 7, who were moderately injured in Kfar Saba and Kadima. Thirty-five people were injured in road accidents, including 1 severely and 1 moderately. Twenty-six people were lightly injured in violent incidents throughout the country.

MDA teams were also called in to transfer 174 mothers to hospitals, 7 of which were delivered by MDA teams in Kiryat Gat, Givat Ze'ev, Bnei Brak, Jerusalem (3) and Ramat Gan.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Trump says exposing 'corrupt' FBI probe could be 'crowning achievement' of presidency - The Hill

President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a "hoax" and that exposing it could become one of the "crowning achievements" of his presidency.

"What we've done is a great service to the country, really," Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. "I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I've done ... in its own way this might be the most important thing because this was corrupt," he said. "They know this is one of the great scandals in the history of our country because basically what they did is, they used Carter Page, who nobody even knew, who I feel very badly for, I think he's been treated very badly. They used Carter Page as a foil in order to surveil a candidate for the presidency of the United States." (Read more)

- Father, we pray for justice for Carter Page, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos and all the other individuals who made an effort to prevent candidate Trump's election and President Trump's administration.

- "Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)

2. Democrats Make Last-Ditch Effort To Block Trump Declassification - Daily Caller

Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner, sent a letter Tuesday asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to provide an "immediate briefing" to the Gang of Eight before declassifying and releasing the documents.

The four Democrats expressed "profound alarm" at Trump's order to declassify the records. Trump ordered the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to begin the process to declassify 21 pages from a June 2017 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application taken out against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Trump also ordered the declassification of FBI notes from interviews used in connection with the Page FISAs as well as notes from interviews with Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official who met numerous times with Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier. Trump also demanded the release of Russia-related text messages from former FBI officials James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page. He also ordered the release of Ohr's text messages.

It is unclear whether the Democrats' effort will delay the declassification process. A Justice Department spokeswoman said Monday that the agency was "already working" with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the declassification process. Nunes said Monday that the release of most of the records should take only a few days at most. He said in an interview on Fox News that the process to release the Carter Page FISA was "very, very simple." (Read more)

- Father, we pray pressure from these lawmakers and others to keep this information concealed will fail.

- No longer will the fool be called noble nor the scoundrel be highly respected.
(Isaiah 32:5)

3. Brennan: FBI Has "Obligation" To Circumvent Trump, Took Constitutional Oath To United States - RealClearPolitics

Former CIA director and MSNBC contributor John Brennan called on FBI director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to "push back" on any directive from the White House that may have a "negative impact" on the Mueller investigation.

"A number of individuals are trying to protect Mr. Trump and abusing their authorities and their powers, whether it be in Congress or within the executive branch," Brennan said on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports. "And this is something that I am hoping that individuals of conscience are going to stop and prevent because I am concerned that this is just one indication that Mr. Trump is going to increasingly look for steps to take in order to further to try to subvert the Mueller investigation."

Brennan called it critically important that Americans accept the results of the Mueller probe. It is critically important for all of the American citizens to learn the results of that investigation, and whether or not it implicates Mr. Trump and others, we have to be ready to accept those findings as apolitical, and not something that is being done for political purposes," he said. (Read more)

- Father, we pray all who heed this directive from former CIA Director Brennan will be fired for insubordination.

- For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain. (Titus 1:10-11)

4. DOJ Looking into 'Misuse of Government Resources' Alleged in Project Veritas 'Deep State' Sting - Breitbart

The U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday it would look into alleged "misuse of government resources to advance personal interests" in response to a video from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas purporting to expose "deep state" federal employees.

In the video, a Department of Justice paralegal, Allison Hrabar, is caught on camera saying there is "a lot of talk about how we can, like, resist from inside." Hrabar is reportedly a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). She talks about how she has a friend, who is also a member of DSA, working in the Department of Agriculture and "slowing down" the process by which people get cut off from food stamps.

The video also suggests that Hrabar is seemingly using her work computer at the DOJ to research DSA's political targets, apparently including looking up a lobbyist's license plate to organize a protest outside his home.

Another person featured in O'Keefe's video is Jessica Schubel, who is a "former Chief of Staff for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last Obama administration," according to Project Veritas. Schubel can be seen discussing that there is "like, a little resistance movement" inside the government in Washington. She can also be seen stating that she received confidential information from a friend at the Department of Health and Human Services. (Read more)

- Father, we pray each and every federal employee who is abusing their position and power will be removed.

- Remove wicked officials from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness. (Proverbs 25:5)

5. Chuck Grassley tells Christine Blasey Ford, Democrats to use scheduled hearing or lose opportunity - Washington Times

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he's sticking with his plan to hold a hearing Monday to give Christine Blasey Ford a chance to detail her allegation that Judge Kavanaugh, as a 17-year-old high school student, attempted to strip off her clothes and stifle her cries for help.

The judge has vehemently denied the allegations, as have others Ms. Blasey Ford says were witnesses. She, meanwhile, has backed away from her earlier calls for a public chance to tell her story, saying now that she first wants the FBI to investigate the judge, and wants to set her own timing for a hearing.

Mr. Grassley rejected that, telling Democrats and Ms. Blasey Ford's lawyer to either use Monday's chance, or else lose the opportunity. "It would be a disservice to Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, this committee, and the American people to delay this hearing any further," the Iowa Republican said in a letter to committee Democrats.

Moderate Republican senators who had said earlier this week that they wanted to hear from Ms. Blasey Ford before proceeding on voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh now have changed course. Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, said Mr. Grassley has properly handled the matter and has been fair to both the judge and his accuser. He said if Ms. Blasey Ford doesn't show up to testify, then the Senate should move on with the nomination. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Brett Kavanaugh will be protected from malicious slander and false accusations.

- If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime, the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time. (Deuteronomy 19: 16-17)

6. Brett Kavanaugh's Wife Hands Out Cupcakes to Reporters Besieging Her House - PJ Media

On Tuesday night, the press added yet another indignity to the family of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson revealed that reporters had besieged the Kavanaugh family home. The judge's wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, had a very classy response to this situation. "Per our CBS News cameraman at Kavanaugh's house, his wife handed out cupcakes from Sprinkles to any of the photogs and producers who wanted them," Watson tweeted.

CBS News reporters think they're the heroes of the story, ready to pounce on the latest news and willing to sustain a lengthy media stakeout to get the truth. In reality, they're the villains, adding yet more disruption to a family that had to watch more than 200 protesters so angry at their father that they were willing to get arrested, one after another. The press is not afraid to traumatize two young girls whose father has been accused of everything from racism to misogyny to Trump-Russia collusion.

Ashley Kavanaugh's response - treating the press with a dignity they arguably do not deserve in this context - was spot on. She extended grace and hospitality and showed the girls that their family will not be bullied by this hostile mob. (Read more)

- Father, bless the Kavanaugh family for this example of kindness and good character.

- A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. (Proverbs 31: 10,23)

7. Last-Minute Attack On Kavanaugh Is Meant As Warning To All Conservatives - IBD

It's hard to know what to make of the last-second charge against Judge Brett Kavanaugh about an event that allegedly occurred 36 years ago. What is crystal clear is the message Democrats are sending to conservatives. "We will do whatever it takes to destroy you."

Based on what we know at the moment, the claim made by Christine Blasey Ford is troubling, but not necessarily because of what she alleges happened when she was a high school sophomore. It looks an awful lot like a brazenly political last-ditch attempt to derail the nomination.

Democrats are warning conservatives, and those who would appoint them, that they will do anything to derail their nominations. That includes flagrant attempts at character assassination - even if that requires throwing out unverifiable allegations from the distant past at the 11th hour. At this point, the only real question that needs an answer is whether Republicans will reward Democrats for their craven attempts to scare highly qualified conservatives away from public service. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for men and women of courage and conviction to run for office and accept nominations in service to our nation.

- Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

8. Florence update: President Trump visits Carolinas - The Blaze

President Donald Trump visited the flood-ravaged Carolinas on Wednesday, receiving briefings on the damage done from Hurricane Florence and visiting with residents. The president stopped in North Carolina first, telling officials at a briefing that they will have the federal government's full support. "We're going to be there 100 percent. There will be nothing left undone," he said. "You'll have everything you need."

Trump then spoke to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy. "America grieves with you and our hearts break for you. God bless you. We will never forget your loss," he said. "To all those impacted by this terrible storm, our entire American family is with you and ready to help. You will recover."

Trump then visited a church in heavily hit New Bern, North Carolina, where he helped hand out meals to victims of the flooding. He was accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA chief Brock Long, North Carolina Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, and South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott. The president then traveled to South Carolina, where he attended a second briefing and warned residents that the flooding was expected to continue. (Read more)

- Father, we continue to lift up the people of North and South Carolina and pray for their comfort, healing and restoration. Help our emergency management and response teams continue rescue efforts for those in harm's way.

- Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.
(Psalm 50:15)

9. President Trump Has A New Job For Retiring Congressman Darrell Issa - Daily Caller

President Trump will reportedly appoint retiring GOP Congressman Darrell Issa to head the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the White House confirmed on Wednesday. Its mission, according to the agency's website, is to help "companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies." USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

Issa, who was facing an uphill battle for reelection in an increasingly Democratic-leaning district, announced his retirement at the end of the 2018 term earlier this year. "I'm going to be 65 and happily looking forward to doing other things," Issa said in January. "I intend on staying very involved in both contributing my time and money because I believe in the issues I came here 18 years ago so there's nothing changing."

Issa's time in Congress during Trump's tenure was particularly marked by his strong advocacy for the president's "America first" trade policies, especially as they related to taking a hard line on China. "I am incredibly aware of the impact these tariffs are having on Christmas items," Issa said on Wednesday during a World Economic Forum meeting in China, the Washington Examiner reported. "The reality is this is the right time-for more than two decades, we saw our own industrial base erode because of a set of unfair trade practices in a number of countries. If we are going to ask for a proper fairness, if not now, then when?" (Read more)

- Father, we pray Darrell Issa will be an effective leader for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, prioritizing opportunities for U.S. companies and their workers.

- Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. (Colossians 4:5)

10. Trump sees 'tremendous progress' in North Korea - Washington Times

President Trump said Wednesday that "tremendous progress" was being made toward North Korea giving up nuclear weapons. North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un committed Wednesday to permanently shut down a key missile site under the supervision of foreign inspectors. He made the commitment during a meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae-in, which appeared to regain traction lost since the denuclearization deal struck at a June summit between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim in Singapore.

Mr. Trump noted other gains, including North Korea releasing American prisoners, returning remains of U.S. soldiers from the Korean War and stopping its nuclear and missile tests. "We have a lot of very good things going. We have a lot of very good things going. Remember this: Prior to my coming into office, a lot of people thought it was inevitable we were going to war in North Korea, and now . . . the relationships," the president said . . . they're very good. It's very much calmed down.

Mr. Trump said they would wait and see what North Korea does next.

"But in the meantime, we're talking. It's very calm. He's calm. I'm calm. So we'll see what happens," he said. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for this re-commitment to denuclearization. We pray for lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and freedom for the North Korean people.

- It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)

The Daily Jot

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sexual assault, domestic violence, and Politics

Domestic violence and sexual assault are an ill in all societies. In America, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. A woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds; 1 in every 3 women is physically abused by her partner during her lifetime. Every year, 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence; nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls say a boyfriend has threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. More than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day; men are twice as likely to abuse their wives if they witnessed domestic violence as children. This is serious and devastating to victims and survivors. Mix in politics and its even more devastating.

The politics of the situation come in at least two forms. One form is to address a change in behavior. No woman should be faced with domestic violence or sexual assault, ever. Information, education, and action is necessary to put a stop to it. It's one of those taboo topics of society because it is so personal and involves so many emotions. Law enforcement officers, for example, are often at high risk when answering domestic violence calls because both parties can quickly turn on the officer trying to intervene. Sexual assault is yet another area that becomes so personal and so psychological that people in society rarely want to confront the issue, except to ensure that there is no reasonable doubt.

The other politics of domestic violence and sexual assault is when it is weaponized for political purposes. The accusations, for example, against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh seem to be weaponized for political purposes. This man has been vetted before as his career advanced. Waiting until the last minute to offer up a sexual assault accusation seems to be taken out of the Democratic Party playbook against Supreme Court nominees. Recall Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas? In Kavanaugh's case, this single incident has been hidden for over 30 years and comes to light by someone who is an activist for leftist causes, at the 11thhour before the Supreme Court would be tipped toward a conservative balance.

Notwithstanding the blatant politics being played here, it is best that both Kavanaugh and the accuser come before the public to answer questions regarding the alleged incident. This political circus is all part of the vetting process and will reveal both intent and agenda. Being that the accuser is refusing to testify until an FBI investigation rings hollow as just a delay tactic-the FBI really has no jurisdiction because no federal law is broken. Whether this is purely political or if there is substance to the allegations, scurrilous people are using it as a political weapon at the expense of many. Proverbs 18:21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." America is seeing this firsthand in the politics of domestic violence and sexual assault where nobody wins in the long run.

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Hurricane season coming to life in the Atlantic

'Weather models have flipped the switch': Hurricane season coming to life in the Atlantic

As hurricane activity starts to ramp up, Meteorologist Bobby Deskins is tracking a wave in the Windward Islands that's expected to bring heavy rain to the Southeast early next week.

The sleeping giant may be about to awaken.

Hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico is forecast to ramp up over the next couple of weeks. "Weather models have flipped the switch on the Atlantic hurricane season and see multiple areas of development possible, starting mainly this weekend," meteorologist Ryan Maue said.

One of the reasons for the predicted increase in activity is that wind shear, which tends to rip apart developing hurricanes, appears to be decreasing. "There are signs now that wind shear may drop over a significant part of the Atlantic basin over the next couple of weeks," said AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno.

It's too early to predict exactly where or when any storm might form or whether a storm will affect land areas.

"When models start suggesting tropical cyclone development many days in advance in multiple parts of the Atlantic basin, while they might not be right about exactly when and where, it does indicate that the atmosphere is changing and it's about to get busy overall for September," Weather Channel hurricane expert Rick Knabb said. (USA Today) Read more.

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European Christians Say There's a "Prophetic, Political Significance" to the Recent UN Recognition of Yom Kippur

(Israel) - [CBN News] The United Nations is often known for singling out Israel for condemnation. But oddly enough in recent years, it's adopted some Jewish practices.

On Wednesday, the UN will observe Yom Kippur as an official holiday for the third time. For them that means at least not holding any high level meetings on that day.

After extensive diplomatic efforts by the Israeli Mission to the United Nations (with help from the European Coalition for Israel - a pro-Israel Christian group) the UN finally recognized Yom Kippur in December 2015.

Prior to 2015, there were 10 official holidays at the United Nations, including Christmas, Good Friday and two Muslim holidays. There were other recognized days, called "World Days," which included Buddhist holidays and the Persian New Year, but no Jewish holidays were recognized. European Coalition for Israel (ECI) Founding Director Tomas Sandell told CBN News he believes the move on the part of the UN to recognize Yom Kippur has both political and spiritual significance.
"Politically as this is a first step in giving Jewish people the same respect as Christians and Muslims for their holidays. But it is only a first step," Sandell said in a written response.

"Spiritually, I believe it is prophetically significant that the nations are gradually adapting to His [God's Biblical] calendar - His appointed times," he added.

In an earlier interview, Sandell said that Yom Kippur "has a message which goes beyond Judaism." The Book of Leviticus says of Yom Kippur, "You shall afflict your souls . . . and you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement to make atonement for you before the Lord your God." (Leviticus 23:26-32)

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